Nitro implements new alert system

Nitro residents have a new way to stay connected. Police briefed the city council this week on a new text-alert system that sends updates about everything from emergency alerts to local community events. Nitro Police are coordinating with St. Albans police on the same alert system for what they call "geographically specific" emergencies. Everyone hopes there's not a next time, but if the June 29 storms and power outages happen again the new system would provide a way to stay updated. Text "nitrowvpd" to 888777 to get signed up.