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Updates as the snow recedes, wind and refreeze are likely to come next

The snow will move west to east this morning before 9 am.

Temperatures will struggle to rise above freezing this afternoon, so a refreeze is likely.

A winter storm warning is in effect for most of the South Side, Lower Peninsula, East Coast and Northeast North Carolina Friday through Saturday morning.

A winter weather advisory has also been placed for Surry, Sussex, James City, Williamsburg, Gloucester and Mathews.

Closures All City offices, courts, community centers and libraries are CLOSED. Community centers and libraries will remain closed all weekend. Monday’s status will be determined Sunday evening.

Virginia Beach will remain in essential operating conditions through 8 a.m. Sunday. The Virginia Beach Sports Center will have a delayed opening at 9 a.m. on Saturday and the volleyball tournament is expected to continue.

The following Virginia Beach affiliate sites will be closed on Saturday, January 22:

  • Resource Landfill and Recovery Center
  • Libraries
  • Mount Trashmore (tobogganing is prohibited)
  • Leisure centers
  • The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts box office
  • The House of Righteousness
  • Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
  • West Col Recycling Center

Due to road conditions and for the safety of passengers and staff, Suffolk Public Works advises that Suffolk Transit service has been suspended for today, Saturday 22nd January 2022.

Details for Sunday, January 23:

The City of Virginia Beach will open city facilities on Sunday, January 23 to include recreation centers, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and parks during regular business hours.

  • The Virginia Aquarium will open at noon, however, whale watching tours and the adventure park are closed
  • Leisure centers will open at 11 a.m.
  • The parks will be open, however, sledding on Mount Trashmore is still prohibited and will be supervised.
  • Virginia Beach Public Library locations are closed on Sundays.
  • Thoroughgood House will be closed.

Waste and Recycling Update Garbage and recycling collection routes are postponed to Monday, January 24. Citizens can drop cans off at the curb starting Sunday evening for Monday collection. Waste management workers will assist with road clearing efforts, so continued delays in collection are likely.

First Warning’s weather team tracks the storms and we’ll update this story with the finer details as we learn more about their impact on the region.

The latest updates are listed below with the most recent at the top:

From the town of Suffolk:

SUFFOLK, Va. (January 22, 2022) Suffolk Public Works crews continue to work to combat snow and ice on the roads in the city of Suffolk. At this point, most designated primary roads have been cleared and cleared and staff have moved to secondary roads. Public Works currently has 22 trucks in service and has used 189 tonnes of abrasive across the city. Crews will continue to work around the clock in 12-hour shifts for the foreseeable future.

Staff would like to remind residents of the possible refreeze on the roads this evening through Sunday morning due to freezing temperatures expected overnight. The National Weather Service in Wakefield announces a low of 10 degrees this evening in the town of Suffolk. Motorists are urged to stay off the roads and avoid non-essential travel. Bridges and overpasses can be particularly troublesome as they are likely to freeze before roads.

If you must move, stay back and avoid passing the plows as snow or abrasives may come from the plow while it is operating. Also, drivers should not position themselves directly in front of a snow plow because heavy machinery cannot stop quickly.

An interactive map of the city’s priority routes for paved public roads in the city can be viewed online:

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