Suffolk City Offices will resume normal operations on Monday, January 8, 2018 and facilities will open at their regularly scheduled timeframe.
Suffolk Public Schools made the decision to close earlier in the day, and therefore all before and after school activities at all Parks & Recreation Joint Use Facilities are also cancelled. There will be no Parks & Recreation athletic practices scheduled on Monday, January 8th.
Suffolk City Manager Patrick Roberts has advised that the local State of Emergency which had previously been declared will end at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, January 8, 2018.
As noted in previous Media Releases, due to local weather conditions, the State of Emergency which had been declared, and the extended closure of the SPSA Landfill and TFC Recycling facilities, trash pick-up remains suspended and will resume under the normal operating schedule on Tuesday, January 9th. Any extra items, bagged household waste, Christmas trees or bulk waste measuring 8 cubic yards or less may be placed at the curb for collection at the same time. These items will not count towards the 12 annual non-charged bulk pick-up. Staff thanks our citizens in advance for their understanding during this weather emergency.
Crews from Suffolk Public Works have made significant progress on primary and many secondary roads, but they caution drivers to be aware of changing road conditions and the potential for icy spots. Drivers should continue to exercise caution in their driving even if conditions look very clear and should leave plenty of room between you and other vehicles, stay back and avoid passing snow plows, and avoid parking on streets to allow plow access where possible.
With tomorrow’s temperatures finally rising above freezing, we should see much improvement in roadway conditions and the effectiveness of the salt/abrasive applications which have been made.
Suffolk Transit will also operate on their normal schedule tomorrow, however, the schedule may be somewhat delayed. Citizens can call 1-757-214-6442 with any questions.