City of Virginia Beach Responds to Winter Storm

Residents Should Stay at Home and Avoid Getting on the Roads!

Friday, January 25, 2013

The City of Virginia Beach is monitoring the winter storm and urges residents to please stay off the roads.


Virginia Beach Public Works crews are currently treating bridges, ramps and overpasses, and will be on call to respond to conditions as needed.  In addition, the “Frost Patrol” will continue to treat bridges and overpasses starting at 3:30 a.m.  Building Maintenance staff will also be on stand-by for emergency repairs to city buildings through the weekend.  All generators and equipment are up and running, and all fuel sites and generators are topped off and on stand-by.   The Holland Road shop will be open until 11:30 p.m.


After midnight, the Department of Parks and Recreation will have salt spreaders in operation to apply sand/salt mixture to the main portions of parking lots at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, all group homes with parking lots, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, the Creeds Senior Resources Center, the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, all libraries and all community recreation centers.  Starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, teams will be running snow routes with ice melt and push spreaders to make sure front entrances and sidewalks at facilities that will be open are as safe as possible.

For more information on the impact on City of Virginia Beach services, visit, or call 311 from landlines within the city, or call (757) 385-3111 from cell phones.