NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – If snow hits Hampton Roads, Norfolk’s new snow routes are the roads you’ll have to take to get around the city.
“We actually looked at our old routes and we did some strategic movement to make sure we’re taking care of primary and secondary routes as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Jeneen White with Norfolk Public Works. “When you take a look at our routes, we wanted to make sure we covered the bridges, the overpasses as well as emergency medical facilities.”
The various colors on the map might not look like they mean much, but before we see significant snow this season, you might want to become familiar with them. Norfolk officials have actually downscaled to fewer primary routes, but they say they’re covering more ground.
“We kind of stepped back and looked at it more strategically to make sure we can get the maximum amount of coverage in the smallest amount of time,” White said. “There won’t be as much overlap, and I think that we’ll do an even better job than we did last year.”
Clearing out roads like Brambleton, Tidewater, Granby, Colley, Little Creek and Military Highway — where so many people drive each day — isn’t an easy task. But it’s important to make sure you’re safe when you venture out after a storm.