As of 8 a.m. Sunday two emergency relief shelters are now open and operating in Richmond.
In the Northside, Linwood Holton Elementary is open located at 1600 West Laburnum Avenue. In the Southside, J. H. Blackwell Elementary is located at 1600 Everett Street.
GRTC is providing transportation to the emergency relief shelters as needed.
Residents needing transportation to the shelters should look for the buses marked "special" on the following routes:
Bus 1: Chimborazo going west to 21st Street to Princess Anne Avenue to Whitcomb Street to Ford Avenue back to Mechanicsville Turnpike to Fairfield Way to 17th Street to Broad and then west to Malvern and turn right to Laburnum Avenue to Linwood Holton School.
Bus 2: Harrison Street and Main Street to Colorado Avenue to Meadow Street to Idlewood Ave. to Robinson to Main to Nansemond to Cary Street east on Cary Street to McCloy Street to Douglasdale Road to the Boulevard to Linwood Holton School.
Bus 3: Jeff Davis Highway and Wamsley Boulevard to Semmes Avenue left to Forest Hill Avenue to Huguenot High School (no stop at Wall Mart) turn around and go back down Forest Hill Avenue to Semmes Avenue to Commerce Road to Maury Street to Blackwell School.
Bus 4: Hull Street west to Chippenham Parkway to Midlothian Turnpike to Hull Street to 16th Street to Blackwell School.
Additionally, GRTC Route #74 Oak Grove will take residents to the Blackwell Shelter. The Oak Grove bus will be running its regular route, but residents traveling to the shelter may identify themselves, and will not be charged a fee.
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