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Mandatory evacuation, state of emergency issued for portions of town of Louisa

Posted at 9:52 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 23:16:31-05

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. -- A state of emergency and mandatory evacuation have been issued for portions of the town of Louisa due to high gas readings.

Addresses within a half mile radius of the Glen Mayre Shopping Center at 406 E. Main St. in Louisa are affected by the evacuation.

The evacuation affects roughly 1300 addresses and temporary shelter is available at Moss-Nuckols Elementary.

If you are unable to drive and need transportation to the Temporary shelter, buses will be picking up residents in between the Circuit and General District Court. Residents in need of assistance can call (540)967-3496.