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Downpour of Biblical proportion takes out roads, strands motorists in King George, Westmoreland

 

Strands motorists in King George, Westmoreland

 

 

 

 

 

Inspecting the damage where the bridge on Rt. 205 at Rosier Creek has been washed away.

 

Erosion at Colonial Beach after the deluge.

 

Law enforcement stopped traffic on Route 3 near the Westmoreland/King George county line.

Torrential rainfall over the past week took out two main road arteries connecting King George County to Westmoreland County as portions of both State Rt. 3 and Rt. 205  (Ridge

Read more: Downpour of Biblical proportion takes out roads, strands motorists in King George, Westmoreland

Irene leaves widespread power outages in her wake

Hurricane Irene roared across King George and the Northern Neck, creating power outages from downed trees and flying limbs across power lines, but the overall damage to most residential property was less than what the area experienced from Hurricane Isabel eight years ago.  However, there was considerable damage to the area’s two state park facilities, Westmoreland State Park and Caledon Natural Area.

As of The King George Journal’s Tuesday deadline, Northern Neck Power reported a total of 655 King George County residents without power and 3,505 still out of power in Westmoreland County.  Dominion Power outages total about 4,600 customers for the two-county area. 

All evacuees at the King George High School shelter have now left and King George County’s emergency operations center is no longer activated. Approximately 40 people sought shelter during the storm, according to King George Fire and Rescue Chief David Moody.

Damage from downed trees was widespread.  King George County emergency personnel removed more than 100 trees

Read more: Irene leaves widespread power outages in her wake

Dahlgren cat tests positive for rabies

King George sent out an alert message to citizens on Wednesday, Aug. 17, to be on the lookout for rabid animals.

King George Animal Control officers were called to a townhouse area on Creek Lane near Williams Creek on Dahlgren Road on Saturday, Aug. 13.

A cat was attacking another cat, behaving erratically, and chasing people.

Read more: Dahlgren cat tests positive for rabies

Dominion releases map of five routes for power line

Open House today at Citizens Center

Dominion Power has released a map showing the five potential routes under consideration for its planned 230-kilovolt transmission line to run through King George. In addition to the five potential routes, there are three variations and one extension.

Attend today’s Open House, Wed., Aug. 10, from 4–7 p.m. at the Citizens Center on Route 3 (8076 Kings Hwy.). Dominion Power reps will be on hand to chat with individuals and answer questions regarding the project, with displays and maps set up.

Read more: Dominion releases map of five routes for power line

Dominion to hold info meeting about new line

Dominion Power is holding an open house next week with representatives on hand to answer questions and talk about route alternatives being considered for a new 230kV transmission line to serve the Dahlgren base and King George.

Ten miles of right-of-way between 120-200 feet in width will be needed, depending on which type of tower facility is selected to carry the overhead lines. The tower facility types being considered range from 67 feet to 120 feet high.

OPEN HOUSE
Next Wednesday, Aug. 10, the electric company will hold an open house at the Citizens Center on Route 3 (8076 Kings Hwy) from 4–7 p.m. 

Read more: Dominion to hold info meeting about new line

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