Stay Safe Following Winter Storm

Thursday, January 04, 2018

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Virginia Beach, VA – Jan. 4, 2018 – 6:11 p.m.

Residents are urged to stay off the roadways, which are very dangerous due to ice, snow, bitterly cold temperatures, poor visibility, falling tree branches and downed power lines. If you absolutely must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If your vehicle is stuck in the snow on city roadways, please stay with your vehicle and call a tow truck. Do not call 911. Only call 911 if there are injuries or a life-threatening incident. For non-emergencies, call 311 or 385-5000. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 511.

Additional Updates

A shelter remains open and staffed at Landstown High School, 2001 Concert Drive, for residents who are experiencing power outages.

All City offices and facilities will remain closed for business on Friday, Jan. 5, including the Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach Public Library locations, and Virginia Beach recreation centers and parks.

Hampton Roads Transit has announced that all services are suspended through Friday, Jan. 5. For more information or to learn when service will resume, please visit gohrt.com or call 757-222-6100.

Operation Blessing International's Snow Buddy program is searching for volunteers to shovel for people who are elderly, sick, disabled, single moms and patients needing to make it to medical appointments/treatment. Call Operation Blessing at 757-793-1837 to volunteer. 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 call Operation Blessing at 757-284-9183. Assistance will be based on volunteer availability.

We will keep you informed.  Please follow the latest information on Facebook and Twitter twitter.com/cityofvabeach, or call VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 within the city limits, or visit VBgov.com for online assistance. Winter storm emergency preparedness information and all news releases are available at vbgov.com/residents/emergency-preparedness/Pages/winter-storm.aspx. 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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