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Local Coronavirus Closings and Cancellations

Meherrin Regional Library - Brunswick County Library and Richardson Memorial Library (Tentative Reopening Date April 1, 2020)

All City of Emporia Offices are Closed to the Public (Municipal Building, Police Department and Public Works)

Greensville County Circuit Court Clerk (Tentative Reopening Date April 6, 2020)

Bruswick County Government is Closed to the Public

During this State of Emergency most Nursing Homes have Cancelled all Visitation

During this State of Emergency most Hospitala have changed their Visitation Policies, Please call ahead

Please check with your destination for current visitation policies during this Public Health Emergency/State of Emergency before leaving home

To include your closing or cancellation on this list, please email

Current Weather Conditions

Seven Day Forecast for Emporia, Virginia

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VSP Winter Storm Update - 8:45 AM

Virginia State Police continue to advise motorists to stay off the highways as VDOT crews continue to treat and clear highways across Southside Virginia, Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore, Tidewater, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Metro-Richmond regions. Virginia State Police troopers in these impacted regions have remained busy over the past 12 hours responding to 466 total emergency calls for service – to include 226 traffic crashes and 171 disabled vehicles. There continue to be no reported traffic fatalities, and the majority of traffic crashes have only involved damage to vehicles.

The view for Virginia State Police Area 36 First Sergeant A.D. Williams as he travels Route 10 in Surry County right now.

From 8:00 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 3) through 8:00 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 4), the most traffic crashes and disabled vehicles calls for service continue to occur within the Virginia State Police Chesapeake Division:

 Division I–Richmond (Metro Richmond/Northern Neck/Tri-Cities)

  • Traffic Crashes=108

  • Disabled Vehicles=50

  • Total VSP emergency calls for service responded to: 193

Division V-Chesapeake (Hampton Roads/Tidewater/Eastern Shore/Williamsburg/Franklin/Emporia)

  • Traffic Crashes=118

  • Disabled Vehicles = 121

  • Total VSP emergency calls for service responded to: 273

As of 8:45 a.m., Thursday:

Richmond Division troopers are responding to 19 reported traffic crashes and 11 disabled vehicle calls.

Chesapeake Division troopers are responding to 26 disabled vehicle calls – vehicles that have gotten stuck (i.e. by sliding off the road) but don’t qualify as a crash.

We want to remind Virginians to please call 511 or go to for road conditions and not 911 or #77. We need to keep emergency lines open for emergency calls.

 We are still asking Virginians to delay their travel until later today. But, if you MUST travel…then please take the following safety precautions:

Clear off ALL snow and ice from your vehicle – windows, roof, trunk and lights…and use your headlights to make yourself more visible to other motorists

Add extra time to reach travel destination

Slow speed for road conditions

Increase driving distances between vehicles for increased stopping distance

Buckle up and don’t drive distracted

MOVE OVER for all stopped emergency vehicles, highway vehicles and tow trucks.

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