UPDATE - Suffolk Public Works Response to Winter Weather Event - 8:45 a.m. - 1/22/22
SUFFOLK, Virginia (January 22, 2022) Suffolk Public Works personnel have been working throughout the night on the City’s primary roads applying materials and plowing. The City’s major roads are passable and the arterials are starting to show pavement with some roads still being covered with snow. Conditions are expected to improve with daytime temps and traffic along with continued plowing and treatment by Public Works staff. At present, 22 plows are up and running to address roadway conditions. Operations are in effect 24 hours a day with 12 hour shifts.
The National Weather Service is calling for temperatures to remain at or below to freezing today, Saturday, January 22nd. Tonight’s temperatures will be down in the teens and could result in refreezing.
Staff are advising residents to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary. If you must travel, please drive cautiously and slowly, removing all snow and ice from the whole vehicle before driving and leave plenty of room between you and other vehicles on the road. Drivers should also stay back and avoid passing snow plows as snow or abrasive can come from the plow while operating.
An interactive map of the City’s priority routes for public paved roadways within the City can be viewed online: https://suffolkva.maps.arcgis.com/apps/PublicInformation/index.html?appid=159217ab90c34c8da06e5a9207fea2af. Please note that removal timeframes and priority are subject to change with weather conditions.