CITY OFFICES TO CLOSE AT 3:00 PM TODAY
SUFFOLK, Virginia (February 20, 2020) Due to the Winter Storm Warning currently in effect, City of Suffolk Offices and Facilities will close at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, Thursday, February 20, 2020.
Alpha Personnel for the Suffolk Police Department, and others as directed by their Supervisor, should report for duty as usual.
Suffolk Transit will remain operational under their regular schedule until 6:30 p.m. this evening. There has been no change in Friday’s refuse pick-up schedule at this time.
Suffolk Public Schools has made the decision to cancel all evening events and activities, therefore, After School Care and programs including athletic practices at Suffolk Parks & Recreation Joint Use Facilities will also be cancelled.
We can expect mixed rain and snow, changing to snow. Snow may be heavy at times tonight. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. North winds becoming gusty to 25 to 30 mph tonight. We can anticipate slippery and snow covered road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the commutes this evening and Friday morning as temperatures fall well below freezing tonight.
Suffolk Public Works crews began proactive brining operations on major roadways, bridges and overpasses yesterday, and crews will continue working in 12-hour shifts to address roadway conditions as needed. More than 7,000 gallons of brine have already been applied to roadways as of 9:00 a.m. today. Motorists are reminded to stay back and avoid passing snow plows and brining vehicles and give them plenty of room to operate. To report roadway issues, citizens can contact Public Works at 514-7600.
For Emergency Public Utilities Services (broken water pipes, etc.), call 514-7000.
Winter Weather Preparedness information can be found on the City of Suffolk website at www.suffolkva.us/winter-weather-preparedness.
The City of Suffolk uses Facebook (@suffolkva), Twitter (@CityofSuffolk), NextDoor (www.nextdoor.com) and Suffolk On the Alert (a free service with registration available at https://suffolk.onthealert.com) to notify our citizens and employees of any weather-related closings. Further, notices will be posted on a ticker on the City of Suffolk’s website homepage (www.suffolkva.us) as well as on the City of Suffolk Municipal Channel (Spectrum Cable Channel 190). If you do not have Spectrum TV, you can find a live stream of the Suffolk Municipal Channel at http://suffolkva.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=2. Furthermore, information regarding any potential closings or delayed openings will also be provided to all local television stations which in turn run this information as a ticker at the bottom of regular programming.