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Posted on: January 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Important January 6th Snowstorm Recovery Update & Warming Shelter Resources Information

Goochland County - Important Snowstorm Recovery Update and Warming Shelter Resources

Goochland County is providing multiple resources for county residents as they continue to recover from Monday’s snowstorm.

Warming Shelters

Multiple locations are available during the day for county residents to get warm and charge electronic devices.

Goochland YMCA – Open for Shower & Power Needs (1800 Dickinson Rd, Goochland, VA 23063)

The Goochland YMCA is open to the public 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday for anyone who needs a shower or to charge electronic devices.  The Goochland YMCA is in the Courthouse Village at 1800 Dickinson Rd., Goochland, VA 23063.

  • Non-YMCA members are asked to check in at the front desk.
  • Guests will be required to show their ID and sign a guest waiver.
  • Everyone is encouraged to wear a face covering while in their facility.  
  • Residents will need to bring their own towels, toiletries, and chargers with them.

Goochland Sports Complex – Open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM for Power Needs (1800 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 23063)

The Goochland Sports Complex at 1800 Sandy Hook Rd, Goochland, VA 23063 is open, weather dependent, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for anyone who needs to charge electronic devices or come get warm.

  • Residents will need to bring their own cell phone or other chargers.
  • Everyone is encouraged to wear a face covering while in the facility.

Water Availability for Animals – Daily at 2PM

Goochland County Animal Protection is providing citizens a daily opportunity at 2 p.m. to get water for their animals at Goochland Fire Rescue Station 5 located at 2710 Fairground Road, Goochland, VA 23063.  Citizens will need to bring their own containers to fill with water for their animals.

Convenience Center’s to Waive Fees for Brush Disposal through Monday, January 31st

Goochland County will waive residents’ fees for brush disposal at the Central and Western Convenience Centers through Monday, January 31, 2022, to give residents time to clean up from the snowstorm that occurred on Monday, January 3rd.

 The waiving of fees for brush disposal through Monday, January 31st applies to both the Central Convenience Center at 1908 Hidden Rock Lane and the Western Convenience Center at 3455 Hadensville-Fife Road.  The Convenience Centers are open Monday – Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Below are locations of the Convenience Centers.

Central Convenience CenterWestern Convenience Center
1908 Hidden Rock Lane
Maidens, VA 23102
3455 Hadensville-Fife Road
Goochland, VA 23063

Emergencies & Urgent Needs

Please remember that calls to 911 should be reserved for emergencies only.

Residents with urgent needs resulting from the storm should call 804-657-2057, the county will work to address the needs as quickly and safely as possible.

Power Outage Restoration

Our utility company partners are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power.  They continue to make progress towards restoration with crews working out in the field, as of 10:30 a.m. 39% of the county is still without 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

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we recover from Monday’s winter snowstorm.  

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