Hurricane Matthew impacting local city services

Norfolk Public Works crew cleaning out a storm drain at Sturgis and Kingston (Photo: City of Norfolk)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Local officials are preparing for any impacts Hurricane Matthew may bring to the Hampton Roads area.

Portsmouth Waste Management will end bulk pick-up starting 5 p.m. Thursday. Residents are asked not to put bulk items at the curb until normal operations resume after Matthew is gone. Neighbors are also asked to secure trash cans ahead of the storm.

Local event schedule changes due to Hurricane Matthew

In Norfolk, city crews have been cleaning storm drains and ditches to ease potential flooding. Extra crews are on standby throughout the weekend to respond if trees come down because of winds and rain saturated ground.

If you’re looking to stash your vehicle on higher ground, the York Street Garage, located at 215 West York Street, will open Friday at 5 p.m. All vehicles must be removed by Monday  at 12:00 p.m.

Norfolk Waste Management is also not picking up any scheduled bulk-waste until after the weekend. This will allow crews to first work on storm debris cleanup.

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