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Route 1 is blocked in both directions except for one northbound lane, from Slater's Lane to 1st Street for several fallen electrical poles. The public is urged to use caution in the area and treat all uncontrolled intersections (no power or officer directing traffic) as a four-way stop.

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Volunteer Profiles

Volunteer Amy Cable thumbnailAmy Cable - "I always thought that I would not have enough time or energy to volunteer. However, I realized that volunteering is a natural energy fix for me. I always feel exhilarated after I finish a SOHO session."

- Volunteer Director, West End - Space of Her Own (SOHO)
- Volunteer Advocate, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

Christine Coussens thumbnailChristine Coussens - "I like the fact that Human Services is trying to go beyond meeting the basic needs (food, water, clothing) to meeting the social development needs of the foster kids, and at-risk kids."

- Alexandria's Human Services

Henry Desmarais thumbnailHenry Desmarais - "I also feel a much closer link to the City of Alexandria itself…it's fun to interact with visitors and help them learn a little bit about Alexandria's early history."

- Docent, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
- Docent, Carlyle House Historic Park Museum
- Board Member, Alexandria Historical Society (AHS)

Linda Johnson thumbnailLinda Johnson - "With determination and support, people can overcome addiction and unemployment, creating better lives for themselves and their children."

- Volunteer Advocate, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

Steve Kimbel - "What would I recommend? Just do it!"

- Docent volunteer, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

James Lightfoot thumbnailJames Lightfoot - "I get to help rebuild lives through teaching, mentoring and being a friend to those who are incarcerated."

- Chairman, St. Joseph Catholic Church - Social Concerns

Volunteer Angela Miller thumbnailAngela Miller - "By volunteering, I now feel like I am actively involved in my own community and am a small part of what makes this City great."

- Representative Payee, Alexandria Community Services Board

Troy Seals thumbnailTroy Seals - "I challenge the adults in the community to become a volunteer. You may be thinking that you do not have enough time, but somewhere between my job, wife, and two kids I was able to find the time."

- Mentor, iMovie Mentor's Program

Danielle Thomas-Pollard thumbnailDanielle Thomas-Pollard - "The best part of volunteering with ACAP is meeting active, involved parents, teens, and community leaders who are concerned about children and their future."

- Editor, Let's Talk Newsletter, Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP)

Nancy Turner - "I liked the library and it was accessible by bus. It just seemed like an ideal organization for me to spend time and activity."

-Volunteer, Beatley Library

Nancy Vangulick thumbnailNancy Van Gulick - "Seek it out – don't wait to hear from someone asking you to volunteer. Pursue the cause and get involved."  

- Chairman, The Fund for Alexandria's Child