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Posted on: January 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Important Winter Storm Information & Resources as of January 17th

Goochland County - Important Winter Storm Information and Resources Update - Jan 17 2022

  • For emergencies please call 9-1-1
  • For non-emergency situations please call 804-556-5349

Warming Resources Are Available

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

The Goochland YMCA is open to the public Monday from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm for anyone who needs a shower or to charge electronic devices.

  • 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 Fire Stations

Residents can go to the nearest fire station to get warm, charge electronic devices, or for any other needs.

Goochland Convenience Centers CLOSED Due to Inclement Weather

The Central and Western Convenience Centers CLOSED on Sunday, January 16th at 2 p.m. due to inclement weather.  They will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The Convenience Centers will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 18th at 7:30 a.m.  Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Convenience Center Closures - January 16 2022

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Resources 

Please continue to stay off the road and limit travel to allow VDOT's trucks plowing & spreading treatment materials room to work.  If  you must travel, please take it slow and carry an emergency kit in your vehicle.

VDOT - How to Report a Road Hazard

Power Outages and Downed Power Lines

It is essential that you report power outages and downed power lines to your provider, do not assume it has already been reported.

 Power Provider Information:

 Dominion Energy Power Outage

CVEC Power Outages Info

Make sure to keep all cell phones and electronic devices charged in case the power goes out so you can communicate and receive important notifications.

CVEC - Power Outage Phone Safety

Generator Safety

If the power does go, residents are encouraged to practice generator safety while waiting 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 SafetyVDEM - Generator Safety Spanish


Goochland's CodeRED Emergency & Community Alert Notification System

The community is encouraged to sign up for Goochland County’s CodeRED Emergency & Community Alert Notification System at or text GOOCHLANDALERTS to 99411.  

 The county uses this system to communicate important information and resources to the community during emergencies and other important times. You can also update and change the notifications you receive through this link

VDEM - Stay Informed Alerts

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