FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 0900, January 28, 2022

 

 

Issuing authority:  Bryan Rush, Chincoteague Emergency Management

THE TOWN OF CHINCOTEAGUE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM IS MONITORING THE FORECASTED WINTER STORM WHICH IS TO BEGIN LATE THIS EVENING.  AS SUCH, A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY WAS DECLARED AT 8 AM THIS MORNING.  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING FOR CHINCOTEAGUE IN ANTICIPATION OF 8 – 12 INCHES OF SNOW AND HIGH WINDS GUSTING TO 50+ MPH.  DRIVING WILL BECOME DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS DURING AND AFTER THE STORM.  POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE AND EVERYONE SHOULD REMAIN OFF OF THE ROADS UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON TO ALLOW FOR SNOW REMOVAL.  THE TOWN’S SNOW EMERGENCY ORDINANCE WILL GO INTO EFFECT AT 8 PM THIS EVENING AND ALL ON-STREET PARKING WILL BE PROHIBITED AT THAT TIME.  THIS SNOW EMERGENCY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATIONS, THE TOWN’S FACEBOOK PAGE AND THE TOWN’S WEBSITE AT WWW.CHINCOTEAGUE-VA.GOV FOR FURTHER UPDATES

ATTENTION: MAIN STREET CLOSURE

ATTENTION:  MAIN STREET CLOSURE

 MONDAY, JANUARY 31ST FROM 9:00A.M. TO 3:00P.M.

MAIN STREET FROM CHURCH STREET TO MUMFORD STREET

WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR DEMOLITION.

 WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INVONVENIENCE.

PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO DETOUR AROUND

THAT AREA IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.

 

BRIANNA’S KINDNESS PARK

The Chincoteague Recreation and Community Enhancement Committee would like to announce that the new playground at Brianna’s Kindness Park located at the intersection of Smith and School St. is open to the public b. The facility will be open from dawn to dusk daily. Please come out and enjoy this new facility.