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Lynchburg City Leaders Update Friday's Storm Damage

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Updated power outage numbers from APCO. Not much change since this morning, in fact a few localities have actually gone up slightly. (as of 11:55 a.m.)

Lynchburg - 27,817

Bedford Co. - 20,144

Campbell Co. - 13,387

Amherst Co. - 11,544

Roanoke Co. - 19,234

Roanoke City - 27,221

Montgomery Co. - 14,927

Pittsylvania Co. - 727

Lynchburg, Va. - Lynchburg City officials held a news conference Sunday morning updating the situation from Friday's storm. 

Officials say several neighborhood roads are still blocked and between 15-20 streets are closed. It will take crew some time to get the neighborhoods due to downed trees.

Lynchburg City Schools will be closed, and 12-month school employees need to report under Code 2. They will be updating the school hotline for emergency information and safety tips.

City leaders say it could take up to a week to restore power to some residents. They stress that appliances be turned off to avoid a power surge once the power comes back.

Two cooling centers in Lynchburg are set up for 24 hour service. Heritage High School and Thomas Road Baptist Church are the cooling locations. At Heritage, you can bring your pet just as long as the pet is on a lease or in a crate. You must bring vaccination documents if you do bring you pet.

Lynchburg officials also ask you avoid swimming in the James River. The drinking water may have discoloration, but it is okay to drink. There aren't any water restrictions at this point.

There will be picked up as scheduled on Monday. Crews ask residents to move debris to the curb.

City leaders ask all residents to reach out to their neighbors who may need help and assistance. City leaders are working with outside providers to get ice into Lynchburg. Currently the city is without ice.

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