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Donkey Basketball

Donkey Basketball

Donkey Basketball is here to stay. On March 26 at Colonial Beach High School, basketball fans from a...

School reduces funding request from Town

The Colonial Beach School Board has approved a $6.8 million 2015-16 school year budget proposal. The...

Robin Grove Park will not be sold

Colonial Beach Town Council members Mike Looney and Wanda Goforth are opposing plans to sell Robin G...

Minnesota students “pay it forward” in Colonial Beach

Minnesota students “pay it forward” in Colonial Beach

A busload of students from the University of Minnesota came to Colonial Beach last week to “pay it f...

Cirbee resigns from CB Planning Commission

Cirbee resigns from CB Planning Commission

The Colonial Beach Planning Commission has lost another of its members.
After only four months of ser...

Shady Lane will open a crab house at Colonial Beach

Shady Lane will open a crab house at Colonial Beach

Dean Nininger, whose family has been operating Shady Lane Seafood in Colonial Beach for 47 years and...

 

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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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