Dominion Power’s  Surry Nuclear Power Station, located in Surry, VA (to the south of Williamsburg, across the James River) supplies power to the Tidewater Area.239-Dom-Surry-300x162

Full-scale tests of the Early Warning Siren System (EWSS) surrounding the Surry Power Station are scheduled four (4) times a year on the second Wednesday of every third month at approximately 11:10 am.

NOTE: One of the Surry Power Plant Sirens is located in the William & Mary parking lot directly  behind King & Queen Apartments. 

Upcoming dates for the siren tests include:

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A steady three-minute tone will be sounded at 61 siren locations within a 10-mile radius of the Surry Nuclear Power Station operated by Virginia Power.

Testing Schdule:

Protected Action Zone (PAZ) Map  found at

In the event of an emergency at the Surry Power Station, please review the evacuation information below:

Zone 21: City of Williamsburg

Consists of City of Williamsburg

Primary evacuation routes

  • Use York street west, Capital Landing Rd., Second Street west and Merrimac Tr. West to Interstate 64 west
  • Use Francis Street, Henry Street south to Hemelsine Parkway to Interstate 64 west or Henry Street north to Merrimac Tr. And Interstate 64 west
  • Use Jamestown Rd. corridor south to either John Tyler Lane west, Rt 5 or Rt 199 west to Interstate 64 west
  • Use Richmond Rd. west, Lafayette Street west to Monticello Ave. to Hemelsine Parkway, Rt 199 west to Interstate 64
  • Use Richmond Rd. west to Hemelsine Parkway, Rt 199 to Interstate 64 west or Richmond Rd. west to Rt 30 west

Evacuation Assembly Centers

  • New Kent County High School