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Posted on: January 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] CITY OF SUFFOLK OFFICES AND FACILITIES TO CLOSE EARLY DUE TO WINTER WEATHER IMPACTS

Due to the projected impact of winter weather today into tonight, City of Suffolk Offices and facilities will close early at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

The Suffolk City Council Work Session and Meeting scheduled for this evening, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, have been cancelled. The next City Work Session and Meeting are scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Due to today’s closure of Suffolk Public Schools, Suffolk Parks & Recreation after school programs as well as athletic practices at all Parks & Recreation Joint Use sites were cancelled.

As of now, trash and recycling collection as well as Suffolk Transit are continuing to run on schedule for today, Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Suffolk Police advise the motoring public to drive slow, allow extra distance between cars, and provide for more time to get to your traveling destination. Once the predicted weather begins to impact roadways, it is advised that, if possible, for motorists to remain off the roadways.

Suffolk Public Works personnel began pretreating primary and secondary roadways with a brine solution on Monday, January 15. Retreatment of roadways continues to be performed.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the City of Suffolk and surrounding communities until 6 p.m. this evening. The advisory notes that slippery road conditions are expected during the evening commute with total snow accumulation from this event to reach up to two inches. Motorists should be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities and should use caution while driving.

The current forecast for Suffolk calls for snow this afternoon, mainly after 1 p.m. Snow will continue tonight mainly before midnight with a nighttime low of 15 degrees. New nighttime snow accumulation calls for possibly 1 to 2 inches of additional snow. Thursday’s forecast shows sunny skies with temperatures topping out at 39 degrees with a west win of 7 to 10 miles per hour. Thursday night will be clear with temperatures around 23 degrees.

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