From Virginia State Police– Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle crash, which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred September 29th , at 3:17 a.m. on Route 678, one tenth of a mile south of Route 688 in Franklin County.
A 2004 Jeep Cherokee was traveling north on Route 678, when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.
Raymond Leon Chisom, 80, of Hardy, Va. drove the Jeep. Mr. Chisom was wearing his seatbelt and was transported Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Chisom died on October 3, 2022, from injuries received in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
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Horizon Behavioral Health’s Bedford location has opened a new onsite pharmacy in partnership with Genoa Healthcare. Spokespeople from both organizations say the site has improved the community’s adherence to medication regimens. WFIR’s Emma Thomas with details:New pharmacy at Horizon serves patients and the community first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. Continue Reading
The recently announced election integrity unit is designed to streamline pre-existing functions of Virginia’s Office of the Attorney General, says AG Jason Miyares. WFIR’s Emma Thomas with details:
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Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded at 8:36 a.m. on Monday, October 3, 2022 to the 5700 block of Enchanted Lane, in the Clearbrook area, for the report of a residential structure fire. Upon arrival units from Station 7 (Clearbrook) found a one story brick home with smoke and fire showing from the roof of the structure. No one was home at the time of the fire. A family of 7 occupied the structure but were all gone at the time of the fire. There were no injuries. The fire was brought under control in about 40 minutes. Due to the lack of hydrants in the area, a tanker shuttle was utilized to bring sufficient water to fight the fire. The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is on scene to investigate. The house is a total loss.The post Roanoke County home total loss after morning fire first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. Continue Reading
A Roanoke County School bus was hit by a vehicle early this morning near Northside High School. District officials say no students were on board Bus 45 at the time of the incident.The post Roanoke County school bus involved in crash near Northside High School first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. Continue Reading
(update 11:42 am)
As expected, heavy rain and gusty winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ian caused damage in parts of Appalachian Power’s Virginia service area late Friday night, which left more than 29,000 customers without electric service.
Most outages are in the company’s Virginia service territory in areas east of Interstate 77. Counties most affected include Patrick (3,700 customers), Carroll (3,494), Bedford (2,659), Henry (2,248) and Botetourt (2,132).
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va., expects the continuing rain could lead to flash flooding of streams and creeks, which could lead to additional outages or create difficulty accessing damaged areas.
Storm Response Efforts
Appalachian is implementing its plan to move crews from unaffected areas into areas where damage and outages occurred. Damage assessors and line workers from West Virginia are traveling to assist local crews with service restoration. Restoration estimates will be made available when the extent of damage is more completely assessed.
(update from ApCo 10:05) At the moment, we have 26,000 customers without power across our Virginia service territory. Of that number, about 2,500 are in Roanoke City and Roanoke County. A news release with updated numbers and info will be issued later this morning.
(previously) several thousand Appalachian Power customers are without power in the Roanoke area as of 9:50am today. Another 400-plus are also without power in the Blacksburg-Christiansburg area. We will update and advise on expected power reconnection as that information comes in. See a link to the ApCo power outage map below. Heavy, steady rain last night from the remnants of Hurricane Ian led to the outages.Rain from Ian leads to power outages in Roanoke and New River Valleys first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. Continue Reading