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Potomac Renaissance condos are movin’ on up

Potomac Renaissance condos are movin’ on up

The long planned second phase of the Potomac Renaissance Condominiums in Colonial Beach began buildi...

Council not responsible for delays

In an interview with Tracey Tunstall, Director of Federal Programs and current Interim Superintenden...

Street closings for this weekend's Jet Ski Races

To facilitate the Fifth Annual International Jet Ski Races July 18-20, Taylor Street from Wilder Ave...

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

On June 12, Commissioners, staff and guests gathered to unveil the new sign naming the Potomac River...

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum Curator Mitzi Saffos and Mayor Mike Ham both shake hands with Art Buswell while honoring h...

Chief Legg on Police Dispatch, “The move didn’t make it new!”

Colonial Beach Police Chief Elizabeth, “Libby” Legg is taking a second look at police dispatch throu...

 

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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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