First Colonial Road Reopened;

Irene #043 – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Police have reopened northbound First Colonial Road, between Wolfsnare and Republic Roads, near Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. The road had been closed earlier today due to low-hanging high-voltage power lines. 


Meanwhile, police have closed Blackwater Road at the 6000 block due to downed power lines and tree limbs. Motorists and public safety units cannot travel south of this location.


Also, South Plaza Trail (in the 3900 block) and Elbow Road (at Roundhill Drive) are closed because of high flood waters.



For the most up-to-date information regarding Hurricane Irene citizens are urged to stay tuned to local television and radio stations as well as the outlets listed below:

  • City’s VBTV Channels: Cox Cable 46, 47 & 48 and Verizon Cable 45, 46 & 47 will display emergency information including our City operational status and facilities closure notices
  • Television Channels: WTKR 3, WAVY 10 and WVEC 13
  • Local radio stations
  • Social Media Sites:
  • Citizen Services: 311 (landlines within City limits) or 385-3111; provides the City’s current operating condition status and facilities closure notices; please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency.