Live Blog: Hampton Roads winter weather

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Doris Taylor January 25, 201311:58 pm

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are monitoring roadways and preparing for treatment if weather conditions deteriorate in association with Friday’s winter weather. Re-freezing is expected overnight as temperatures drop. Motorists are urged to continue using extreme caution while traveling especially on bridges, overpasses and ramps where icy road conditions may be present.

Doris Taylor January 25, 201311:57 pm

East Suffolk Rec Center is closed on Saturday

Doris Taylor January 25, 201311:07 pm

Streets iced over on Holland Road near Lynnhaven Drive

Doris Taylor January 25, 201311:06 pm

In response to adverse weather conditions, the Virginia Zoo will open at noon, two hours late, Saturday Jan. 26, 2013.

The Zoo is expected to resume normal hours Sunday Jan. 27, depending on weather.

Doris Taylor January 25, 201310:42 pm

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel have responded to more than 76 accidents across the City of Suffolk from 3:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Doris Taylor January 25, 20139:45 pm

Chesapeake: Elbow Rd & Campostella Rd overpass closing due to unsafe driving conditions. Please avoid all travel if possible

Doris Taylor January 25, 20139:34 pm

All Newport News public libraries will open at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 26.

All Parks & Rec classes and activities scheduled prior to 10:00 am on Saturday, January 26 are cancelled in Newport News.

Doris Taylor January 25, 20139:33 pm

Saturday closings/delays:

Children’s Museum opens at 10 a.m.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum opens at noon
Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center Gallery Shop opens at noon

Doris Taylor January 25, 20139:03 pm

As of 7:50 p.m. Hampton says they have responded to 43 accidents. 37 accidents are without injuries and 6 with injuries.

Matt Knight January 25, 20139:00 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20138:42 pm

Due to inclement weather and the resulting traffic conditions, the Norfolk Admirals have announced that any unused tickets for Friday’s game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers will be honored for any remaining 2012-13 regular season game played at Norfolk Scope Arena (based upon ticket availability). These unused tickets may only be redeemed at the Norfolk Scope Box Office.

Matt Knight January 25, 20138:33 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20138:17 pm

Update from the City of Suffolk:
The exit ramps on Rt. 58 East from Pruden Boulevard (Route 460), as well as Rt. 58 West from Downtown Suffolk are currently closed due to ice. In addition, ice has also closed the on and off ramps at Rt. 58 and Route 10/Godwin Boulevard. Ice is also reported in the 5000 block of Holland Road.

Matt Knight January 25, 20138:08 pm

Doris Taylor January 25, 20138:02 pm

Snow covering the road.

Matt Knight January 25, 20137:36 pm

Traffic is still backed up on I-464 after several accidents in the area.

Doris Taylor January 25, 20137:36 pm

Traffic is still backed up on I-464 after several accidents in the area. NewsChannel 3 is working to keep you updated on the road conditions out there. Remember, if you do not have to be out, please do not travel on the roadways.

Doris Taylor January 25, 20137:23 pm

There have already been over 40 automobile accidents in Pasquotank/Camden due to the hazardous road conditions. Drive safely – stopping distances are ten times longer in ice and snow.

Doris Taylor January 25, 20137:14 pm

Todd vs. Jessica!

It looks like there is a friendly snowball battle going on between NewsChannel 3’s Jessica Larche and Todd Corillo. Who will win?

Doris Taylor January 25, 20137:06 pm

As of 4:45 p.m., State Troopers were still handling 157 calls for service, with 130 of those being traffic crashes and another 19 for disabled vehicles.

Matt Knight January 25, 20136:45 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20136:41 pm

Doris Taylor January 25, 20136:26 pm

Car crashes into ditch. Photo submitted by Janice Jordan.

Matt Knight January 25, 20136:24 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20136:21 pm

The College Board has cancelled the SAT exams scheduled to take place at Grafton High School on Saturday. The College Board will notify students registered to take the SAT of the rescheduled date.

Doris Taylor January 25, 20136:17 pm

Photo: Truck hits guardrail on Butts Station Road in Chesapeake. Tune in now for more details. (Photo submitted by Amy)

Matt Knight January 25, 20136:16 pm

Doris Taylor January 25, 20136:05 pm

Remember you can also follow us on Twitter for more updates!

Matt Knight January 25, 20136:02 pm

Here’s Patrick’s latest update on the snow:

Matt Knight January 25, 20135:58 pm

So far state police report 172 calls for service in Hampton Roads, including 17 crashes and 24 disabled vehicles.

Matt Knight January 25, 20135:57 pm

The Suffolk Police Department and Suffolk Fire & Rescue report more than 25 accidents within the last hour including vehicles in ditches and minor collisions.

The following roadways currently have ice reported and drivers are advised to use extreme caution:

• Route 58 West – The off-ramp to Downtown Suffolk from 58 East
• 5000 block of Holland Road
• 400 block of Market Street
• Route 58 from Route 10/Godwin Boulevard on and off ramps

Matt Knight January 25, 20135:55 pm

The SAT Testing scheduled for Saturday at Bethel High and Hampton High has been cancelled.

Doris Taylor January 25, 20135:49 pm

Doris Taylor January 25, 20135:00 pm

This is the WORST we’ve seen on our BEAT THE TRAFFIC map.

Matt Knight January 25, 20134:59 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20134:01 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20134:01 pm

Watch Patrick’s latest update on the snow here

Matt Knight January 25, 20133:57 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20133:56 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20133:46 pm

All Department of Suffolk Parks & Recreation’s youth league sports events have been cancelled for Friday evening and Saturday.

All afterschool programs will remain open today until 6:00 p.m. The East Suffolk Recreation Center will close at 6:00 p.m.

Matt Knight January 25, 20133:36 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20133:34 pm

Patrick Rockey January 25, 20133:23 pm

SUFFOLK SNOW: From April, David, and Madison Salmon

Matt Knight January 25, 20133:22 pm

Snow in Williamsburg (Matt Sonsalla)

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 25, 20133:15 pm

The Saturday, January 26, 2013, SAT test administration at King’s Fork High School and Lakeland High School has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Matt Knight January 25, 20133:14 pm

Patrick Rockey January 25, 20133:13 pm

FRANKLIN SNOW: From our Weather Watcher Aaron Graham.

Matt Knight January 25, 20133:12 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20133:08 pm

Patrick Rockey January 25, 20132:36 pm

JUST UPDATED our snow forecast and lowered the accumulation totals a bit more. We’re getting a lot of dry air gobbling up the falling snow. Now expecting up to two inches on the Eastern Shore, around an inch for the Peninsulas and the Southside, with amounts dropping the farther south and west you go.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 25, 20132:34 pm

The Academy of Dance “Fabulous Feet” performance scheduled for tonight in Hampton is cancelled and rescheduled for Friday, Feb 1, at 7 p.m.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 25, 20132:33 pm

Be sure to Watch NewsChannel 3 Starting First at Four for ALL of your winter weather coverage! #VIPIR

Patrick Rockey January 25, 20132:24 pm

We’re seeing lots of snow on the radar, but not a lot at the surface. Here’s a good explanation of evaporating snow called “virga.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virga

Patrick Rockey January 25, 20132:08 pm

Todd Corillo reporting some light snow falling in VA Beach. You can let me know what you’re seeing where you live on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PatrickRockeyWX

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 25, 20131:58 pm

Effective 2 p.m. today, all Norfolk State University evening and Saturday classes will be cancelled.

Matt Knight January 25, 20131:56 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20131:52 pm

All Norfolk State University evening and Saturday classes are cancelled effective 2pm.

Faculty and staff may use liberal leave beginning at 2 p.m. Classes will resume Monday at 8 a.m.

Matt Knight January 25, 20131:51 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20131:29 pm

From Todd Corillo: This is on 264 EB. Near Military Highway exit. Plows already on side of the interstate waiting.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 25, 20131:26 pm

(Virginia Beach, VA) – The 2013 Winter Wildlife Festival Keynote originally scheduled for Friday, January 25 has been postponed due to inclement weather.

Matt Knight January 25, 20131:22 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 20131:21 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 201312:57 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 201312:51 pm

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 25, 201312:45 pm

Norfolk City Treasurer’s Office will close today at 2:00 p.m.

Matt Knight January 25, 201312:43 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 201312:39 pm

Matt Knight January 25, 201312:29 pm

Myles Henderson January 25, 201312:25 pm

SNOW FORECAST: Most areas will see about 2″. Some areas could get close to the 3″ mark. Smaller snow totals in NC due to more sleet and rain mixing in.

Matt Knight January 25, 201312:24 pm

Myles Henderson January 25, 201312:09 pm

SNOW TIMELINE: Snow is starting to move across I-95. Snow will continue to move in this afternoon and clearing out overnight tonight.

Myles Henderson January 25, 201312:07 pm

WINTRY MIX: Here is a look at what we could primarily see. All of the area could see a bit of everything but expect mainly snow in VA, mainly snow/sleet mix in NE NC (a few areas of freezing rain inland), and mainly rain for the OBX.

Myles Henderson January 25, 201311:39 am

Just finishing up a few graphics for NewsChannel 3 at Noon including new snowfall totals, new precip type, and a timeline. See you in about 20 minutes!

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry January 25, 201311:16 am

Watch NewsChannel 3 at Noon, and starting First at Four for all of your winter weather coverage. #VIPIR

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