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Libraries, Torpedo Factory and more close ahead of potential storm threat

As Alexandria braces for a storm possibly rolling into town, several services around the city are shutting down preemptively.

All Alexandria Library branches are closing at 4 p.m. today due to “expected severe weather,” according to the library website.

All recreation programs and pools have been closed as well since 3 p.m. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is closing at 4 p.m. today, according to the city website. The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is also closing at 4 p.m. today.

Alexandria’s DASH bus network tweeted that the main facility is closed to visitors due to the storm and locals are encouraged to “minimize travel during this time.”

In addition to the hazardous conditions warning this morning from the National Weather Service, much of the region is also under a Tornado Watch.