Virginia Beach Declares State of Emergency

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Second January Winter Storm 007



At 5 p.m. today, City Manager James K. Spore issued a declaration of local emergency for the City of Virginia Beach because of the approaching snowstorm.


According to the latest forecast, Virginia Beach may receive 10 to 14 inches of snow overnight, with some sleet. No freezing rain is anticipated, so there are no issues with ice accumulation on trees and power lines. Travel will be difficult, especially with winds blowing and snow drifting. Snowfall is expected to end around mid-morning Wednesday.


Residents are urged to stay informed of current weather conditions and stay tuned to local television and radio stations, including the city’s VBTV channels, which will display emergency information including City operational status and facilities closure notices:

  • Cox Cable 46, 47 & 48 and Verizon Cable 45, 46 & 47.


Emergency preparedness information is available at For up-to-date storm information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or call VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 on landlines within the city limits, (757) 385-3111 by cell phone, or visit for online assistance. 


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