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Becca Mitchell February 12, 201610:00 am

Snow moving in… Snow will build through the Mid-Atlantic today as an area of low pressure slides to our south. A few stray flurries may sneak in this morning but most of our snow will start around midday.

Snow showers will move out from west to east early this evening. Most of Hampton Roads will see 1” to 2” of accumulation with lower amounts north and higher amounts near the NC line. Most of Northeastern North Carolina will see near 2” to 4” of accumulation. Rain will mix in for the southern Outer Banks, limiting snow totals.

Becca Mitchell February 12, 201610:01 am

VDOT pre-treating interstates in Hampton Roads ahead of Friday snow

Virginia Department of Transportation crews started pre-treating interstates in Hampton Roads on Thursday ahead of a predicted snowfall for the area on Friday.
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Many area schools are releasing early on Friday ahead of the snow. 

Click here for a full list of closings and early releases.

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Portsmouth updates: 

-Portsmouth City Offices will close at 12 p.m. today due to the impending winter storm.  

-The Department of Public Works began with 12-hour shifts at 7 a.m. this morning and is prepared with 10-12 tons of salt and sand and 12 trucks.  

-Through Sunday, February 14th, the overnight shelter for our homeless citizens is St. Therese Catholic Church, 4137 Portsmouth Blvd., with Oasis Social Ministry, 800 Williamsburg Ave., serving as the intake location at 7 p.m.

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Todd Corillo February 12, 201610:45 am

Due to the threat of snow moving in the area early this afternoon, Chowan County Government Offices will be closing as 12:00noon today, Friday, February 12, 2016.

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Ice Safety Advisory

 

Recent cold weather has led to ice formation on many area ponds and canals. The ongoing cold weather will only increase the amount of freezing. Ice-covered waters tend to be very inviting, especially to children. This presents an extremely dangerous situation since the normal ice thickness in the Hampton Roads area willnot support the weight of even a small child.  Parents should warn their childrennot to play on or near the ice. Likewise, all adults should keep watch over waters in their neighborhoods to keep children away.

 

Experts recommend a minimum clear ice thickness of four inches before permitting ice sports. The Hampton Roads area has not experienced sustained temperatures low enough to create that amount of freezing. In fact, this region is seldom cold enough to cause that much ice formation. 

 

Common themes in ice-related drowning incidents include:

·                     Children playing on ice

·                     Children slipping on ice-covered banks and falling into water

·                     Adults attempting to rescue children

·                     Adults crossing ice to rescue pets who have fallen through ice

 

Should you observe a person falling through the ice, call 911 immediately. Do not go onto the ice yourself since you are likely to become a victim. You should try to reach the victim with a rope, rolled blanket, pole or other object until rescue crews arrive.

 

If you have any questions about ice safety, please contact the Virginia Beach Department of Emergency Medical Services at (757) 385-1999.

 


Becca Mitchell February 12, 201610:53 am

Volunteers of America (VOA), under a contract with the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation, operates the Winter Shelter Program and provides participants with transportation from the Lighthouse Center, located at 825 18th St., Virginia Beach to the faith organizations. Homeless adults in need of overnight shelter should check in at the Lighthouse Center by 7 p.m. Shelter space is limited.

Becca Mitchell February 12, 201611:05 am

CURRITUCK CO. UPDATE: Due to the safety concerns related to the incoming weather, all Recycling Centers in Currituck County will close at 5:00 p.m. today, Friday, February 12, 2016, and reopen at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016. This should allow the site attendants to safely close the facilities and get home this evening.
Opening two-hours late on Saturday, at 9:00 a.m., will allow time for Waste Management to get any accumulations of snow off the lots prior to opening.

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Todd Corillo February 12, 201612:13 pm

Prevent
Frozen Pipes from Bursting Your Budget
 

Now that winter is in full swing,
Virginia Beach Public Utilities urges homeowners to prepare their water pipes
for freezing temperatures. Following these simple tips could prevent costly
repairs and messy clean-ups due to water damage from burst pipes:

When Freezing Temperatures Are Predicted

·        
Allow a steady drip of cold water to flow from the highest
faucet in your home. (Using cold instead of hot water will save you money on
your energy bill.) Moving water will not freeze.

  • When plumbing is near an outside wall, open cabinet
    doors under sinks so room heat can reach the pipes.
  • Locate your private water shut-off valve so you’ll be
    prepared to turn your water off if your pipes do freeze and burst. If
    you’ve got water pouring out of your ceiling, you don’t want to have to
    wait even a few minutes for Public Utilities or a plumber to respond to
    shut off your water.

If Your Pipes Freeze

  • Turn your water off at the
    private water shut-off valve (see below).
  • Never try to thaw frozen pipes
    with an open flame or any electrical appliance. It’s dangerous and could
    damage your pipes.
  • Be prepared for possible leaks
    as the pipes thaw. 

Finding Your Private Water Shut-Off Valve

The
location of the shut-off valve varies, but all buildings less than 25 years old
have one. Likely locations for the private water shut-off valve include:

  • Close
    to an outside hose bib, where the water supply pipe enters your home. The
    valve will be located inside a box or pipe in the ground, several feet
    from the exterior of your home.
  • Near
    your water heater, or under a vanity cabinet or kitchen sink, particularly
    if you live in a townhouse, condominium, or apartment.
  • On
    the wall in your garage, particularly in newer homes.

If your pipes have burst and you can’t find your shut-off valve,
call (757) 385-4631 (311 or 385-3111 nights, weekends and holidays).  A
Public Utilities member will be dispatched to turn off your water service at
the meter.

Becca Mitchell February 12, 201612:16 pm

NORFOLK UPDATE: Norfolk City Offices to Close at 1pm Friday, February 12

Due to the winter weather expected this afternoon, all City of Norfolk offices will close at 1:00 p.m. today, Friday, February 12th.

Due to the winter weather expected this afternoon, all City of Norfolk offices will close at 1:00 p.m. today, Friday, February 12th.

All city recreation centers, with the exception of those hosting after school care, will close at 1:00 p.m. All Norfolk Public Libraries will close at 1:00 p.m.

All Norfolk courts will close at 1:00 p.m.

Norfolk’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and E-waste collection facility located at 1176 Pineridge Road will be closed on Saturday, February 13, 2016 due to inclement weather. During the temporary closure, residents can drop-off unwanted E-Waste at the Division of Towing and Recovery located at 1188-A Lance Road, 24-hours a day and seven days a week.

The Hockey Game Scheduled on Friday Plays on as Scheduled

Norfolk Crews Pre-treating Roadways/Bridges

City crews pre-treated bridges and some primary roads with brine yesterday and will continue today. With temperatures in the 10s and 20s Saturday and Sunday, the city will be monitoring roads throughout the weekend for icy conditions and treat as necessary.

We are also looking ahead to the possibility of more snow early Monday morning turning to a mix and then rain later Monday. We will pre-treat bridges with brine again on Sunday and have crews available on Monday as necessary.

Todd Corillo February 12, 201612:17 pm

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown to go to Mission Essential
Personnel at 1 p.m. today

Due to pending inclement weather, Naval Weapons
Station Yorktown will go to mission essential personnel only at 1 p.m. today.

 All personnel are encouraged to monitor local news
stations for the further updates. Personnel with specific reporting questions
should contact their chain of command. 

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Margaret Kavanagh February 12, 201612:33 pm

Dominion Power on stand by this weekend 

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Myles Henderson February 12, 201612:42 pm

A few snowflakes are starting to fall in Hampton Roads. Mainly light snow and flurries. Lots of dry air in the lower atmosphere, so many flakes are evaporating as they fall.

Myles Henderson February 12, 201612:44 pm

Seeing rain/snow on the southern Outer Banks. A rain/sleet/snow mixture south of the Albemarle Sound in Eastern North Carolina.

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PORTSMOUTH UPDATE: Portsmouth’s Department of Public Works crews are currently treating the bridges and overpasses. There are 14 trucks and 1,500 tons of sand and salt. Crews began on 12-hour shifts at 7 a.m. this morning.

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UPDATE: Latest on Virginia Beach Closings and Cancellations – Due to Impending Inclement Weather

• Swim lessons at Seatack and Williams Farm Community Recreation Centers are cancelled for tonight. High School diving at Bayside Recreation Center and Youth Swim League at Great Neck Recreation Center are cancelled as well.

• The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center has cancelled the Sea Adventure whales & wildlife trips for Saturday and Sunday due to anticipated high winds.

• Parks and Recreation’s Sports Management/City-Wide Athletics has cancelled all youth and adult practices, and games held at Virginia Beach City Public Schools for today.

For information regarding city services and information, please contact VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 within city limits, (757) 385-3111 or visit http://www.VBgov.com for online assistance.

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First Warning Storm Team Meteorologist Dominic Brown on the rooftop of NewsChannel 3 in Downtown Norfolk.

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Duck, North Carolina by Jenn

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VDOT PREPARED FOR SNOW AND COLD TEMPERATURES
Motorists should prepare to use common sense and practice safe driving habits

SUFFOLK-Interstates and most primary roads are pre-treated, salt trucks and plows are ready to work, and drivers are asked to do their part by practicing safe driving habits if they have to be out on roadways over the next several days.

VDOT crews are prepared to clear snow and monitor roadways throughout the weekend. Snow tapers off later this evening, but temperatures fall into the low 20’s overnight and drop into the teens on Saturday evening, meaning refreezing is a concern for drivers.

VDOT reminds motorists of the following safe driving tips:

• Bridge decks freeze first so watch for slick conditions.
• Be mindful of posted speed limits. They’re for dry pavement conditions.
• Always brush snow and ice from your vehicles’ windows and lights, hood and roof so the snow buildup doesn’t break loose and become a road hazard to other drivers.
• Common sense is particularly important when snowplows are on the road. Don’t crowd our plows! Keep a safe distance.
• Prepare to brake early to allow for stopping distance in poor weather conditions.
• Know Before You Go!
o Download VDOT’s FREE 511 mobile app. Call 511, or visit: http://www.511virginia.org
o To report a road hazard or to ask a road-related question, reach out to VDOT’s Customer Care Center at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).
Hampton Roads may receive up to two inches of snow and VDOT’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a snow event ends

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FIRST WARNING TRAFFIC UPDATES:

GILMERTON BRIDGE opening now at 5:00 PM

NORFOLK: 64 WB HRBT backups to Chesapeake Blvd, crash in the right lane at Tidewater Dr adding to the delays. 

Midtown and Downtown Tunnels rush hour backups WB

VIRGINIA BEACH: 264 EB crash past Newtown, inside set of lanes. 264 EB slammed 64 to Witchduck. Flashing lights on 64 WB at the 264 EB exit.

CHESAPEAKE: 64 West jammed from 464 to the High Rise

NEWPORT NEWS: Crash 64 WB at Ft Eustis, backups to Jefferson, 5 mile backup

HAMPTON: 664 NB slammed towards 64/Hampton Coliseum, 1.5 mile backup

HRBT 64 EB jammed past Settlers Landing, 2 mile backup

ICE ADVISORIES on the HRBT and the M&M

WTKR NewsChannel 3

Posted by Kristen Crowley TV on Friday, February 12, 2016

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Latest on Virginia Beach Closings and Cancellations
Parks & Recreation
• All Virginia Beach Community Recreation Centers will be open as normal on Saturday, Feb.13.
• The Great Neck Recreation Center swim league has been cancelled and rescheduled for Feb 19 & 20.
• High school swim league at Princess Anne Recreation Center will begin at 10:00 a.m. Dive league at Bayside Recreation Center will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s Sports Management/City-Wide Athletics has announced changes in this weekend’s Youth Basketball game schedule as follows:

• Games at the Great Neck Rec Center, Kings Grant Elementary School, and Plaza Middle School will be played as scheduled.
• Games at Princess Anne Elementary School will be delayed by two hours.
• Games at all other Elementary and Middle School locations will be delayed by one hour.

All games for Sunday, February 14, will be played as scheduled.

For up-to-date information on Parks and Recreation’s athletic schedules, call the Cancellation Line at 385-0455.

For information regarding city services and information, please contact VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 within city limits, (757) 385-3111 or visit http://www.VBgov.com for online assistance.

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