Closings, Cancellations and Storm-Related Information for Friday

City Offices To Remain Closed on Friday, Jan. 5 — Essential Services Only

Thursday, January 04, 2018


Virginia Beach, VA – Jan. 4, 2018 – 3:45 p.m.

All City offices and facilities will remain closed for business on Friday, Jan. 5. The City continues to operate under Essential Operating Conditions. This means the City is performing only essential functions involving public safety and public infrastructure. Please stay tuned for further changes.

The Virginia Beach Circuit Court, the Virginia Beach Circuit Court Clerk's Office and the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's Office will also be closed, and visitation for inmates in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center has been canceled for Friday. 

A shelter is open at Landstown High School, located at 2001 Concert Drive.  The Virginia Beach departments of Public Health and Human Services are staffing the shelter. Make sure to consider steps to take to prevent burst or frozen pipes when no one is home, like shutting off water at main valve or leaving water dripping.

Wintry weather conditions continue to impact trash and recycling collection. Curbside collections will not occur on Friday, Jan. 5 for the City of Virginia Beach. Trash and recycling cart collection will resume as road conditions allow. Collections will begin with areas not serviced Wednesday, Jan. 3, normal Thursday collection areas, and continuing with each area until collections for the week are completed. Residents are asked to leave trash and recycling carts at the curb until they are serviced. Normal yard debris and bulk item collections are suspended for the week of Jan. 3 and will resume next week. The Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will operate on the same schedule as other City facilities and offices. If you have any questions please call 385-4650, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit

Need Help Shoveling Snow? Or Want to Help?

Virginia Beach residents who need assistance shoveling snow from their home, driveway or residential area and do not have the resources to do it on their own may reach out to Operation Blessing International's Snow Buddy program. To request assistance, call 757-284-9183. Priority will be given to people who are elderly, sick, disabled, single moms and patients needing to make it to medical appointments/treatment, and assistance will be based on volunteer availability. Interested in Volunteering? Call Operation Blessing at (757) 793-1837.

We will keep you informed. Please follow the latest information on Facebook and Twitter, or call VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 within the city limits, or visit for online assistance. Winter storm emergency preparedness information and all news releases are available at Look for the hashtag #GraysonVB on social media. Please remember to call 911 for true emergencies only. For other inquiries 24/7, please call 385-5000 for non-emergencies and 311 for City information.

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