A new notification system has been implemented to warn town of Bedford residents of emergencies. The News & Advance reports the system will broadcast emergency notifications to residents and allow customers to receive other essential information by phone. According to the article, the system enables the Town to provide residents with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings of neighborhoods. Phone numbers listed in the white and yellow pages automatically have been added to the alert system, though officials say others can opt-in. To learn more or to register a non-listed phone number, visit www.bedfordva.gov.