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CB school board OKs $1.8M insurance deal

The Colonial Beach School Board has voted to accept an insurance settlement offer of $1.8 million to...

Colonial Beach Important Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the relocation of

The Town Manager’s Office, Town Clerk’s Office and Treas...

Gym home  to 102 years of memories

Gym home to 102 years of memories

Today, the facility sits silently behind fences and yellow tape.

It’s a far cry from the raucous sce...

Yellow Ribbon Fund soldiers to be honored in CB

The Yellow Ribbon Fund is well-known for its work in bridging the gaps in funding and care for injur...

CB rescue squad will stay open

CB rescue squad will stay open

The Colonial Beach Rescue Squad will be allowed to remain in its home despite safety concerns expres...

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Rasing the flag

Eagle Scout project brings new pole to CB High School

For more than a year, Joseph Baker helped rai...

 

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Water-main break sends rocks flying

 

A water-main sprung a leak when workers from Dominion Power were drilling into the street at the intersection of Hawthorne and Colonial Ave. Thursday morning in Colonial Beach to replace a telephone pole.

The water started to leak out bringing up sand and debris. As the water was forced out, the street began to cave in, eventually leaving a six to seven foot crack and a hole about five feet deep.

As the dirt and rocks were being washed away the pressure shot water out over 25 feet resulting in rocks being hurled through the front windows of the Riverview Inn.

Dominion officials are not commenting but town officials are saying that Dominion power was drilling into the road right over a marked water-main.

With July 1 just 10 days away, the town dodged another bullet. Town officials will take over road maintenance for the secondary streets in Colonial Beach — Hawthorne and Irving is on that list.

Public works will be responsible for repairing the water-main, VDOT will repair the road but there is no word yet on where the pole will be placed.

More details in next weeks issue of The Journal.

 

 

 

 

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