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Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.

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Storm Situation Report for Fredericksburg

New information concerning the Rappahannock River:

The river is expected to crest at 15.1 feet at 5 p.m. today, October 30.   Flood stage at City Dock is 18 feet.

Updates for Tuesday, October 30:

  • City offices are open
  • FRED Transit is running but VRE feeder service and D6 are cancelled 
  • City schools  – closed
  • Tuesday trash/recycling service is cancelled and rescheduled for Wednesday.  Expect the trash service to be somewhat delayed once it resumes on Wednesday.
  • Visitor Center – closed
  • Health Department – closed
  • Parks and Recreation – no activities 

Storm Situation Report

Fredericksburg suffered virtually no damage overnight due to the storm, with only a few flooded basements and no reports of downed trees as of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.  Just a handful of households reported loss of power, but there were no requests for emergency housing and the shelter remained unopened.  The weather forecast for today is continued rain with moderate winds of up to 20 mph.  Most city departments will return to normal staffing by this evening.     

With the rain, there is still a strong possibility for falling trees and tree limbs and subsequent power outages.  Residents should call the 911 Dispatch Center to report downed trees, and loss of electricity should be reported to Dominion Power at 1-866-366-4357 (1-800-DOM-HELP).