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Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.

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Spotsy’s Earthquake Response

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Spotsylvania has opened an emergency operations center. You can call the center at 540/582-5908 to report any buildings needing checks.

The county’s emergency dispatch has been stretched, as you can imagine. Sheriff’s Office Col. Michael Timm said that 911 calls were queuing, which is rare. At first, residents called wanting to know what was going on.

“That was followed by a rash of residential and commercial alarms,” Timm said.

The Sheriff’s Office took all of the school resource officers out of the schools and put them on the street. There will be extra deputies working for now.

“We’re anticipating another rash of calls as folks begin to arrive home,” Timm said.