CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – WAVY News’ Liz Palka hit the roads in Chesapeake as conditions worsened Monday afternoon.
Liz spoke with officials about treating the roads ahead of the storm.
Chesapeake’s Public Information Coordinator, Heath Covey, said public works crews were skipping pre-treatment for the roads. Covey said with rain earlier in the day, the brine would wash right off the streets. Public works crews are only using salt and sand on the snow and ice covered roads.
Covey also said, the big concern for the City of Chesapeake is ice. He said the city has many rural and urban areas, which means there are many shady areas that will stay icy longer.
City officials reported crews are working 12-hour shifts treating the roads. They will continue to work through the night as needed.
Between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Chesapeake Police responded to seven accidents with injuries, 13 accidents without injury and eight disabled vehicle calls.
Drivers are advised to use extreme caution; ice is a major concern. Stay off the roads if you can, until conditions improve.
All City offices, libraries, community centers and facilities, and the Chesapeake Circuit Court and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court are scheduled to reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Conditions could warrant additional delays.