Inclement weather will continue to impact Goochland County through Friday, February 19th. Residents, businesses, and guests are encouraged to avoid nonessential travel during the winter storm.
If you must travel please use caution, watch for slick spots, and increase following distance.
Goochland County Offices and Facilities CLOSED with Reduced Operations
Goochland County Government Offices and Facilities are CLOSED with reduced operations on Thursday, February 18th due to inclement weather.
The closure includes both of Goochland’s Convenience Centers and all Goochland County Parks and Recreation facilities and the cancellation of activities & programs.
Important Phone Numbers During Severe Weather
- For non-emergency situations, please call 804-556-5348. Calls to 911 should be reserved for emergencies only.
- To report downed trees, flooding, or any road hazard, call the Virginia Department of Transportation Customer Service Center at 800-367-7623 or report it online at http://my.vdot.virginia.gov.
Report Power Outages
If you lose power please make sure to report it to your utility company (Dominion Energy, Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, & Rappahannock Electric Cooperative). Do not assume it has already been reported. Remember to stay away from downed power lines, assume they are energized and dangerous. Please remain at least 30 feet away and ensure that others also avoid the downed line.
Below are ways to report power outages.
- Dominion Energy App: http://spr.ly/6183Hgh4d
- Online: https://www.dominionenergy.com/outages
- Phone: 866-366-4357
Central Virginia Electric Cooperative
- Phone: 800-367-2832
- Online: mycvec.com
- CVEC App: MyCVEC app
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
- Phone: 800-552-3904
- Online: https://www.myrec.coop/outagecenter
- REC App: MyREC SmarthHub mobile app
Roads & Travel
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for clearing state-maintained roads in Goochland County, including primary and secondary roads. Due to the inclement weather VDOT advises that fallen trees & power lines may pose a risk to motorists. Please avoid unnecessary travel as much as possible.
Follow VDOT on social media:
Winter Safety / Inclement Weather Tips
Sign Up for Goochland’s Code Red Emergency Alert System
Sign Up now to get alerted about emergencies and other important community news. Sign up at this link or text GOOCHLANDALERTS to 99411. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as:
- Evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods
- Missing persons
- Severe weather
- Unexpected road closures
Make an Emergency Kit
Emergency kits should contain supplies that will last each person and pet for at least three days. Be sure to include:
|Food and water for each person and pet for three days||Extra clothes|
|Flashlight||Cell phone chargers|
|Extra batteries||Weather radio|
|Cash||Medications and toiletries|
|Blankets||Full tank of gas in your vehicle|
Detailed information on assembling a kit can be found on the Virginia Department Of Emergency Management website.
Residents are encouraged to practice generator safety if you lose power and use a generator while waiting for power restoration. Below are a few important tips to keep in mind to keep your house and family safe.
Please remember to:
- NEVER use a portable generator in your home or garage.
- Point the exhaust AWAY from doors, windows, and vents.
- The generator should be at least 20 FEET away from windows.
- Turn off generators and let them cool down before refueling.
- Make sure to install Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms in your home.
- Carbon Monoxide from portable generators KILL Quickly, before you know what’s happening.
Carbon monoxide or “CO” is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gasoline, wood, propane, charcoal or other fuel. Improperly ventilated appliances and engines, particularly in a tightly sealed or enclosed space, may allow carbon monoxide to accumulate to dangerous levels.
Using Portable / Emergency Generators Safely: https://www.energy.gov/ceser/activities/energy-security/emergency-preparedness/using-portableemergency-generators-safely