Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
City cleaning up after Irene
The City survived the onslaught of Hurricane Irene with relatively minor damage and no reports of any injuries directly attributed to the storm.
The Emergency Operations Center was deactivated early this morning and the Police and Fire Departments have returned to normal staffing levels.
Approximately 1100 City households are currently without electricity and Dominion Virginia Power will be working around the clock to
restore power to its customers. Call 1-866-DOM-HELP to report outages.
The Department of Public Works will have crews out on Sunday
cleaning up debris from the storm. The primary focus of the Public Works operation today will be clearing the streets and sidewalks to ensure emergency access and the safe passage of residents and visitors.
Starting on Monday and throughout the week, Public Works will collect and remove storm debris that property owners have moved to the curb. Residents may also dispose of the debris by taking it to the Belman Road Recycling Center, open Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm. The Recycling Center is CLOSED today August 28 but residents may drop debris today at Cossey Park (the old water treatment plant) at the end of Kenmore Avenue. There is already a large pile of tree debris at that location and residents may add their own storm debris to the existing pile.