Monday, October 29, 2012
Based on the recalibrated weather forecast, the City’s Department of Public Works will not perform solid waste collection on Tuesday, October 30. Solid waste trash collection schedules will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. The City also requests that residents secure their City issued supercan trash receptacles to keep them from being damaged or blown away by the wind.
Residents are again urged to prepare for high winds, possible downed tree limbs, power outages and possible flooding. To help prevent flooding and sewer backups, residents are asked to clear leaves, storm drains and sewer openings to prevent clogging. Also, check gutters and downspouts and clear debris from them if necessary. Please do not rake leaves into the street. Residents are asked to bag leaves for collection.
The City’s Department of Public Utilities has taken preparatory actions by cleaning stormwater drop inlets in areas prone to flooding. Crews are continually monitoring these areas. Residents are reminded never to drive through water flowing across a road. It only takes six to 12 inches of water to float a small vehicle. Never drive around barricades as any road closures have been put in place for your safety. Also, do not drive through standing water. Use caution on all wet roads as driving too fast through water could cause you to lose control and hydroplane.
For up-to-date information and additional instructions from the city of Richmond during the storm, please visit www.Richmondgov.com, follow the City on Twitter @CityRichmondVA, and stay tuned to local radio and television stations.
Posted by Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor at 11:22 AM