Neighbors reported various problems last night in the midst of stormy weather-
At 11pm Monday nite, at two Intersections, Traffic Lights completely dark. Corner of Belvedere & Idlewood Ave. and corner of S. Laurel St. & Idlewood Ave. Reported to SeeClickFix.
2:15am Power outage here 500 block S. Pine St.
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Chimney fire on 600 block of S. Pine. Thank you RFD for a quick response.
Power out on part of 400 block Laurel.
Also, sometime between 8-10pm, there was an apparent hit and run on 1000 block of Idlewood. Looks like someone coming off expressway too fast hit two parked cars, knocking them into each other and up onto the sidewalk.
So one thing that happened at the last Oregon Hill Neighborhood Association meeting (2/28) was a presentation on possibilities for new stop signs at intersections for neighborhood traffic.
At the meeting, a City traffic engineer presented two options for stops. The proposed options are for a flipping of the stop signs at the circled intersections to give the east-west streets right of way and have the north-south streets stop. This way, no one direction always has right of way, and would need to stop at roughly every other intersection. This traffic pattern is called basket weaving, and has been used successfully in Maymont. These options are in no way set in stone, and are up for discussion and suggested alternatives. ‘Option 1’ suggests new stop signs at the intersections of Albemarle and S. Laurel, Spring and S. Pine, China and S. Laurel, and Holly and S. Pine. ‘Option 2’ suggests new stop signs at Albemarle and S. Cherry, Albemarle and S. Pine, Spring and S. Laurel, China and S. Pine, and Holly and S. Laurel.
Neighbors are asked to let the neighborhood association know which option they think is best as well as any other input. The plan is to discuss this more at the next OHNA meeting and then get back to the City traffic engineer and Councilperson Agelasto’s office with some thoughts and decisions.
Courtesy of Pine Street neighbor Cristina Domínguez Ramírez.
Marathon runners practice in costume on Cherry Street this morning. The Anthem Richmond Marathon is this coming Saturday.
From Cherry Street neighbor Todd Woodson:
This big ol’ boy showed up for the party dressed like a raccoon. Pretty good costume, eh? Last I looked, he was doing the Macarena…
Police said in an alert to students sent at 1:05 a.m. that the man saw two unknown men allegedly trespassing on private property and approached them when he was punched in the eye by one of the men, then struck in the face by the other. The two assailants left the scene in an unknown direction.
Photo courtesy of neighbor Cristina Dominguez Ramirez:
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
6XX S CHERRY ST
Aug 25, 2016 at 1:45 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department