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Va. Tech plans statewide test of alerts system


BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Tech is holding a statewide test of its VT Alerts system this month.

The test is set for March 20 between 8 a.m. noon at Virginia Tech's facilities in Blacksburg, Hampton Roads, northern Virginia, Roanoke, Abingdon and Danville.

Virginia Tech says in a news release that the system's communication channels will be tested, including email, Twitter, phone alerts, and the outdoor sirens in Blacksburg.

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