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Posted on: January 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Important Information Regarding Winter Snowstorm Recovery

Goochland County - Important Information Regarding the Winter Snowstorm Recovery

The winter snowstorm on Monday, January 3rd, 2022 has significantly impacted Goochland County and will continue to impact the county over the next couple days.

Roads throughout the county are blocked by hazards including snow, downed trees, and power lines. Please avoid nonessential travel tonight unless absolutely necessary as roads will only get more treacherous as the temperature drops and everything freezes over!  

Power Outage Restoration

Significant portions of the county remain without power tonight, as of 9:00 p.m. 56% of the county is without power.  Our utility company partners are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power.   It is essential that you report down power lines and outages to your provider, do not assume it has already been reported.

Below are ways to report power outages:

Residents are encouraged to practice generator safety as you wait for restoration by power providers.   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.

VDEM Generator Safety


Emergencies & Urgent Needs

Goochland County Fire-Rescue and the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office continue to be busy responding to incidents from the storm.  Please remember that calls to 911 should be reserved for emergencies only. 

The county has established a separate phone number, 804-657-2057, for residents to call with urgent needs resulting from the storm.  The county will work to address the needs as quickly and safely as possible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we recover from today’s winter snowstorm.  The county will provide another update on recovery efforts on Tuesday, January 4th.

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