Strong Winds Expected to Move Into Wythe County This Evening

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – Wythe County’s Emergency Management Team is currently monitoring the potential impact the remnants of Hurricane Irma may have on Southwest Virginia.

According to reports from the National Weather Service, the storm moving into our region “will lead to increasing easterly winds tonight into Tuesday morning.”

Weather Service meteorologists say the strongest winds will occur across the higher elevations along the southern Blue Ridge and foothills as well as parts of the Mountain Empire region of southwest Virginia tonight.

The strong easterly winds, with gusts up to 50 mph, could combine with wet soils to bring down trees. Such a scenario could lead to isolated power outages in the locality.

Due to the possibility of power outages, residents are being encouraged to ensure they have all necessary supplies should Wythe County experience any type of outage. Residents are also being asked to use added caution when traveling or around trees.

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Barren Springs Volunteer Fire Dept. Hosting Annual Fish Fry This Sunday

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – The Barren Springs Fire Department will be hosting their annual fish fry this coming Sunday, September 10, 2017.

The fundraising event will be held at the Barren Springs Volunteer Fire Department and begin at 11 a.m.

In addition to providing a meal that will include a choice of ham or fish, plus three sides, plus a dessert and drink, raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each.

The 1st place raffle winner will receive a Savage Lightweight Hunter 6.5 Creedmore with a $250 gift certificate to New River Sports donated by Hilly Haven Market. 2nd place will receive a CVA APEX .50 Muzzleloader and 3rd place winner will be given a $100 Visa Gift Card.

All proceeds will benefit the Barren Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

For more information, contact Chief Josh Stitt, 540-239-8464.

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