Peninsula prepares for snowfall

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – People on the Peninsula spent Wednesday preparing for snowfall.

In Hampton, Public Works started pre-treating roads against ice in the afternoon hours. According to spokesman Fred Gaskins, workers will continue to spread salt and sand as needed.

The city is stocked with 2,000 gallons of brine, 1,000 tons of salt and 25 working snow plows.

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10 On Your Side spotted light flurries near East Mercury Boulevard and Crestwood Circle around 8:30 p.m. Flurries fell steadily for about two hours, but didn’t seem to stick to roadways.

Photos: Snow falling across Hampton Roads

Over in Newport News, crews didn’t pre-treat during the day on Wednesday, but made sure to carefully monitor conditions, according to spokeswoman Kim Lee.

Lee told 10 On Your Side that crews will be on the roads during the overnight hours, assessing roadways and spreading salt and sand if needed. She said Newport News has 10,000 gallons of brine, 765 tons of sand and 762 tons of salt.

Residents also took time to personally prepare for the wintry weather. Many stocked up on salt and shovels.

At the Ace Hardware on Town Center Way in Hampton, sales were constant.

“As fast as we can bring it out of the back, it’s going off the floor,” said Cameron Jasper, a manager.

Some stores have already sold out of salt, including the Ace Hardware on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News. There, an employee told 10 On Your Side that more is expected to be in for Friday.

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