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Beach manager defends decision to raze ex-school

Foulds says building was unsafe, and several residents complained
The Colonial Beach town manager sai...

1st Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest

1st Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest

1st Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest

Bike Fest a roaring good time

Bike Fest a roaring good time

About 10,000 attend first annual event in county

Bikers from D.C., Maryland and Virginia and points...

Council puts CB school demolition on hold

The Colonial Beach Town Council put a stop to a demolition notice for the town’s former elementary s...

Old school’s future in doubt

Old school’s future in doubt

A town official has ordered the former Colonial Beach Elementary School to be demolished in about tw...

Council tries to cut taxes, told it can’t

Despite their best efforts and good intentions, the Colonial Beach Town Council was unable to reduce...

 

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Storms knock out power, down trees

Severe thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday knocked out power and downed trees throughout Colonial Beach during Riverfest weekend. On Saturday, the storms subsided in time for the carnival and fireworks show to go on.

The worst storm occurred on Sunday afternoon. High winds uprooted a large tree that fell onto two cars parked at the Wilder parking lot; one car had two occupants. No serious injuries were reported. There were approximately 20 incidents reported

including downed trees, trees on cars, power lines down, wind damage and transformers on fire.

Downed trees blocking roads were reported on Irving Avenue, Marshall Avenue, Ball Street and 11th Street.

Public works employees, with the assistance of Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Colonial Beach Police Department, Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, Dominion Power, and VDOT had cleared most debris by 11 p.m. Sunday night. According to Police Chief Kenneth Blevins “90 percent of homes had power restored within two hours.”

Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jim Jett reported there were approximately 25 town volunteers assisting clean up efforts with assistance from King George Company 2 and volunteers from the Dahlgren fire station.

According to Town Manager Val Foulds “I cannot say enough about the team of people who work for this town. Everybody pulled together.”

 

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