Updated: Virginia Beach alerts on road closures and food donations

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Sunday, 4:07 p.m. update:

Three roads are closed in Virginia Beach, the city said Sunday afternoon.

The latest closures are: Bay Drive and York Lane; Elbow Road from Indian River to the Chesapeake line; and Bruton Lane and Bay Colony Drive.

Also, the storm recovery center at Bow Creek Community Recreation Center, 3427 Club House Rd., will be open Monday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (757) 385-3111.


Drivers should stay off two roads in Virginia Beach and residents should bring food donations to fire stations, the city said Sunday morning, amid the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Matthew.

As of 10 a.m., Pleasant Ridge Road is closed, as it is impassable between the 1900 block, at Princess Anne Road, and the 1800 block, at Dawley Road.

In addition, Elbow Road is closed from Indian River Road to the Chesapeake line. 

Residents who need help with damage from the storm can go to a recovery center at Bow Creek Recreation Center, 3427 Club House Rd., which is open Sunday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Separately, on Twitter, the city urged residents to bring non-perishable food donations to Virginia Beach fire stations.

Suggested donations, according to a list prepared by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, include items and canned goods such: as peanut butter, tuna, beans, canned fruits and vegetables, fruit preserves, dried fruit, cereal, pasta, oatmeal, rice, soups and canned pasta. Baby formula, baby food, baby wipes and diapers are also needed.

A complete list is here:

This story has been updated to include additional information provided by the city.



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