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Current advisory

Traffic Alert #3: 1000 Block of W. Franklin St. closed

7/25/2014

As of 4:30 p.m. today, vehicular traffic is still closed on the 1000 block of West Franklin Street in downtown Richmond as city workers repair a water main.

Ryland and Harrison Streets have been reopened for travel, however, back-ups may occur in the area and drivers are still encouraged to take alternate routes.

Based on reports from the city, one lane of travel on West Franklin Street will reopen late this evening; only one lane will be open for travel on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27. Traffic impacts may continue into next week; check back to alert.vcu.edu for updates.

Traffic Alert: water main break on Franklin Street

7/25/2014

There is a water main break at the 1000 block of West Franklin Street in downtown Richmond. The break is between Ryland Street and North Harrison Streets.


The VCU Police Department is assisting Richmond City Police with blocking off traffic on West Franklin Street between North Lombardy and Harrison Streets.


Drivers are advised to take alternate routes during this morning’s commute. Updates will be posted as available.

VCU network access affected by power outage

7/24/2014

Access to the VCU network and internet-based applications has been restored.

VCU network and Internet-based applications were affected by a power outage in downtown Richmond earlier today. University Internet users  experienced intermittent access issues throughout the afternoon.

Preparedness

It is essential to be prepared for emergency situations and to be cognizant of ways to prevent crime and avoid dangerous situations.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department would like to remind students, in particular, to keep personal safety in mind. There are certain things you need to be aware of as residents of an urban environment, as crimes may occur in our community.

The best defense is to be prepared and to take responsibility for your own safety and for that of your friends and fellow students. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, walk with a friend and make use of RamSafe, VCU’s security escort service. For additional safety tips from the VCU Police, please see www.police.vcu.edu and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to read VCU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Get Adobe Reader and to share this information with other members of the community.

VCU is dedicated to promoting a safe and secure environment for learning, living, working or visiting.