Some city services resuming, HRT again running snow routes Tuesday

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(Photo: @NorfolkVa/Twitter)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — A winter storm that brought widespread snowfall to the region has caused major problems for residents across Hampton Roads.

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) suspended all public transportation services for Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, and Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 due to snow and ice on roads and bridges.

Officials plan to run emergency snow routes on Monday and Tuesday. Click here to see the 11 snow routes.

Light rail and ferry services also run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. During the emergency snow plan, there will be no paratransit service offered.

“Warmer weather is predicted for later in the week and that will do wonders for improving the conditions on local streets and roads,” said William Harrell, president and CEO of HRT. “We will resume full transit operations at the first available opportunity and appreciate the community’s patience during this challenging period.”

Airlines on Friday began issuing travel alerts for the Hampton Roads area, ahead of the storm. Some airlines offered change fee waivers for flights at area airports.

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Transportation officials locally and statewide adjusted schedules or issued alerts in anticipation of the winter weather.

Amtrak modified its service schedules on the East Coast — including Hampton Roads — ahead of the storm.

Virginia State Police and AAA cautioned drivers on Wednesday to get ready for snowy and icy conditions on the roadways. Both agencies issued a long list tips for driving in the snow.

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Local crews began treating primary and secondary roads in preparation of the snowfall and have worked around the clock since the storm to clear roads.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth city offices will be on a two-hour delay Tuesday, Jan 10. Liberal leave will be in effect for employees.

All Monday trash, recycling, and bulk collections were canceled and are rescheduled for collection on Wednesday, Jan. 11. All Tuesday trash, recycling and bulk collections are canceled and are rescheduled for collection on Saturday, Jan. 14

Residents are asked not to put bulk items out for collection until further notice due to icy road conditions.

Public Works will continue working 12-hour shifts. Primary and secondary roads are passable with caution, but neighborhood roads are still icy.

Chesapeake 

A state of emergency remains in effect for the City of Chesapeake.

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Find more information about the winter weather in Chesapeake here.

Hampton

The City of Hampton will have a delayed opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10; schools and courts remain closed.

All solid waste services will be delayed this week. Residents are asked to place containers curbside on the afternoon before your rescheduled service day and leave them until they are emptied.

  • All refuse, recycle and bulk trash collections for Monday, Jan. 9 have been moved to Wednesday, Jan. 11.
  • All collections for Tuesday, Jan. 10 have been moved to Thursday, Jan. 12.
  • All collections for Thursday , Jan. 12 have been moved to Friday , January 13.
  • All collections for Friday, Jan. 13 have been moved to Saturday, Jan. 14.

Contact the 311 Call Center at 727-8311 for additional information.

Newport News 

Newport News Circuit Court, Juvenile Domestic Relations Court and General District Court and will be closed Tuesday.

The city will have normal business hours on Tuesday. Liberal leave is in effect.

 

Some parks will have restricted vehicle access due to icy roads.

Suffolk

Suffolk city offices will be opening on a two-hour delay on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Offices directly serving the public will open at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Courts Building will open at their normal time of 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

There will be no changes to the trash collection schedule for Tuesday. TFC Recycling will also conduct their normal recycling collection routes on Tuesday. Trash must be placed at curbside no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection.

The Southeastern Public Safety Authority Transfer Station in Suffolk will have a delayed opening and will be open at 10:00 a.m.

Public Works crews are using 25 trucks equipped with plows and spreaders will continue to work in 12-hour shifts clearing roadways. To report roadway issues, citizens can contact Public Works at 514-7600.

Norfolk

The Household Hazardous & E-Waste collection facility located at 1117 Pineridge Rd., will be closed from Saturday, January 7 through Tuesday, January 10.

There will be no bulk or yard waste collection from Tuesday, January 10, through Friday, January 13, due to inclement weather. To request bulk collection for the week beginning January 17. Call the Norfolk Cares Call Center at 757-664-6510.

Trash and recycling collection will take place Tuesday, Jan. 10, as scheduled. Due to road conditions, collection may take longer than normal so please leave your cans at the curb.

All Norfolk courts — circuit, general district and juvenile and domestic relations — will all be closed Tuesday.

The Norfolk Cares Center will be open until 5 p.m. Monday and open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. You may call 664-6510 for assistance.

North Carolina

North Carolina residents have been given an extension to apply for FEMA aid to recover from Hurricane Matthew. The new deadline is Monday, Jan. 23. Learn more information here.

 Virginia Beach

All Virginia Beach Public Library locations will close Monday at 5 p.m.

The Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center will close Monday at 5 p.m.

All recreation centers will close at 7 p.m. Monday, and all programs, including swim lessons and leagues, are canceled.  All parks and park facilities will close at 5 p.m. Monday as usual, except for Mount Trashmore, which is closed all day.

Most City of Virginia Beach offices and facilities will open to the public at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 under modified operating conditions, meaning some non-essential services may be limited, delayed or canceled. City employees should follow their department’s emergency procedures and keep in contact with their supervisors as required. Liberal leave will be in effect.

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will open to the public at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center will be open its normal hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for reclaims only.

Mount Trashmore Park will be closed all day Tuesday, but other parks are open or from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The following are closed Tuesday, Jan. 10:

  • The TCC/City of Virginia Beach Joint Use Library
  • Virginia Beach City Public Schools
  • The Wahab Law Library
  • The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office
  • The General District Court and Clerk’s Office
  • The Circuit Court and Clerk’s Office
  • The Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court and Clerk’s Office

For the Jan. 10, 2017 special election to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates 85th House District, voting polls in 17 precincts will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Trash and recycling collections are suspended Tuesday, Jan. 10. Residents are asked to put their trash and recycling carts at the curb and leave them there until they are serviced. Collections may be slower than expected due to road conditions. Normal yard debris and bulk item collections are suspended for the week of Jan. 9 and will resume next week.

Early Childhood Programs at Williams Farm, Princess Anne, and Bow Creek will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 when the recreation centers open and close at their normal time.

Group fitness classes before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. are canceled. Please call ahead and check with each center regarding classes during the day.

Find more on city services, facilities and emergency information here.

Williamsburg

All Williamsburg and James City County officers will be closed Tuesday.

City trash collection will be delayed by one day. Monday collection will be picked up Tuesday and Tuesday collection will be picked up on Wednesday.


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