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Posted on: January 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE - Suffolk Public Works Response to Winter Weather Event. 4 p.m. - Saturday, January 22

UPDATE (4:00 P.M) - Saturday, January 22

Suffolk Public Works crews continue to work to address snow and ice on roadways in the City of Suffolk. At this point, most designated primary roadways have been cleared and treated and staff have moved to secondary roads. Public Works currently has 22 trucks in operation and have used 189 tons of abrasive across the City. Crews will continue to work 24 hours a day in 12 hour shifts for the foreseeable future.

Staff would like to remind residents of possible refreezing on roadways tonight into Sunday morning due to forecasted frigid overnight temperatures. The National Weather Service in Wakefield is calling for a low of 10 degrees tonight in the City of Suffolk. Motorists are asked to stay off the roads and avoid all nonessential travel. Bridges and overpasses can be particularly troublesome as they are likely to freeze before roads. If you do have to travel, stay back and avoid passing snow plows as snow or abrasives can come from the plow while it is in operation. Also drivers should not get directly in front of a snow plow as the heavy machinery is not able to stop quickly.

An interactive map of the City’s priority routes for public paved roadways within the City can be viewed online: www.suffolkva.us/winterprep. Please note that removal timeframes and priority are subject to change with weather conditions.


To report roadway issues, citizens can contact Public Works at 757-514-7600.


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