Congratulations to Catherine Reames
Eastern View High School
Virginia CTE Teacher of the Year!
With the onset of one of the largest snow-storms in recent memory, Culpeper, Madison, and Orange counties lie in the heart of the blizzard's pathway. Snowfall accumulation in the district could reach over 3 feet in some areas. Here are some useful tips for weathering the storm:
If going outdoors: Dress in several layers of loose fitting clothing. Wear insulated and waterproof boots, gloves, and a hat.
At home: Prepare for power outages. Have flashlights and a battery powered radio/TV. Keep extra batteries, non-perishable food, water, medicine/first aid, pet food, and baby items on hand.
During power outages: Close off unused rooms. Seal cracks with towels. Stay hydrated. Use caution with alternative heat.
Travel: Avoid if possible! Keep a full tank of gas and a charged cell phone. Let someone know your route and timetable. Drive slowly and cautiously and maintain extra distance between vehicles. Have a safety kit: blankets, extra clothes, flashlights, non-perishable food, water, shovel, scraper, flares, and jumper cables.
If stranded: Stay in your vehicle! Run motor about 10 minutes per hour. Keep tailpipe clear and crack a window to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Exercise/keep blood circulating. Make yourself visible to rescuers (turn on dome light, tie colored cloth to exterior).
Here are a few additional helpful links for dealing with the storm and potential power outages:
Road conditions across the Commonwealth:
Winter driving tips:
Tips for seniors:
Power outage tips:
As always, flee feel free to reach out to our office with any concerns, questions or comments you may have. We are here to serve.