The News Desk is a collection of news, notes and breaking items affecting the Fredericksburg community.
Westmoreland schools closed, shelter open
The Westmoreland County and Colonial Beach public school systems will both be closed Monday and Tuesday due to the approaching storm, school officials said on each of the divisions’ websites.
An emergency shelter for the public will be opening at Washington & Lee High School beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, county officials said.
Residents should bring prescription medications, bed rolls, any necessary diapers, formula, and personal care items.
Although meals will be provided, residents should consider bringing snacks and quiet entertainment for their children, county officials said.
Officials said no pets, weapons, alcohol or illegal drugs are allowed at the shelter.