Virginia Beach Declares State of Emergency

Friday, January 06, 2017

Following the Governor's declaration, the City of Virginia Beach has declared a State of Emergency, effective at 6 p.m. today. It allows the city to make emergency-related purchases and regulate certain actions to maintain public health and safety.

Off-Street Parking Available

Until noon on Monday, depending upon conditions, residents may park their vehicles for free at the municipal garages at 9th and 31st streets in the resort area. Residents may also park their vehicles at municipal garages at the Town Center Virginia Beach.

New Closings Announced

  • Because the governor has declared a state of emergency, the Virginia Beach Voter Registrar's Office will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 7 for in-person absentee voting for the special election to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10 to fill a vacancy in the House of Delegates 85th House District. 
  • All three visitor information center locations will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 7. On Sunday, Jan. 8, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Visitor Information Center and the Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing State Park will be closed. The main visitor information center, located at the entrance to the resort area, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For other closings and up-to-date information on Winter Storm Helena, please visit: for VB311 Citizen Services online assistance

Emergency preparedness information is available at and

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