​Updates for Openings, Closings and Cancellations for Monday

Winter Storm #12 – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Virginia Beach, VA – Jan. 7, 2018 – All City of Virginia Beach offices and facilities will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8 under modified operations, while recovery services continue in the aftermath of Winter Storm Grayson.

CLOSINGS, NOTES AND EXCEPTIONS for Monday, Jan. 8:

  • The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will be open regular operating hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The TCC/City Joint-Use Library will remain closed until Monday, Jan. 8 at noon.
  • Dates for library items due and hold expirations falling between Jan. 4 - 7 have been extended to Monday, Jan. 8.
  • All seven recreation centers will open at 10 a.m. and close at their normally scheduled times. Regular programs will be offered as scheduled.
  • Park facilities, except Mount Trashmore, will also open at 10 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m. (Mount Trashmore will remain closed until Tuesday, Jan. 9.) Please note that all amenities may not be available at each site, and parking is extremely limited as lots have not been fully cleared at this time. Those venturing to the parks should exercise extreme caution and use their best judgment.  
  • Early Childhood Programs at Williams Farm, Bow Creek, Princess Anne, and Kempsville will also open at 10 a.m. and will close at their normal time of 6 p.m. Dedicated entrances may not be accessible, so please use the front doors.
  • With schools continuing to be closed, there will be no before- or after-school programs, and no recreational youth basketball.
  • There will be no Forever Young programs at rec centers on Monday, Jan. 8.
  • Mount Trashmore will remain closed until Tuesday, Jan. 9.
  • All Virginia Beach Courts and Clerk's Offices and the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office are closed on Monday, Jan. 8.
  • Virginia Beach History Museums remain closed in January.

Waste and recyclables collections:

  • Resume normal curbside trash and recycling cart collections on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
  • No yard debris collection for the week of Jan. 8.
  • Residents whose trash service was affected by the storm will have their carts and any extra bags collected on their normal collection day. Because these bags will be collected manually we are asking residents to help us ensure our crews safety by doing the following:

Do not block automated containers: Leave 3 feet of space around bags.

Heavy duty trash bags are highly recommended.

Do not overload bags. No sharp objects such as needles, glass or sharp metal in bags.

Do not set out bags earlier than necessary.

  • Recycling collections will follow the normal schedule.
  • Visit https://www.vbgov.com/wastemgt and enter a home address into the collection lookup tool to confirm collection schedules.
  • The Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will resume normal operations on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Homeless Shelter

The Lighthouse Day Support Services Center, 825 18th St., will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Winter Shelter information for Sunday night:

Overnight shelter for adults experiencing homelessness is available through the city's Winter Shelter program. The program provides homeless individuals with a place to sleep each night at various faith organizations throughout Virginia Beach. Homeless adults in need of overnight shelter need to check in at the Lighthouse Day Support Services Center, 825 18th St., between 5 and 7 p.m. each night. Transportation is provided from the Lighthouse Center to the shelter site. Each individual is allowed to bring one bag that is able to fit underneath their seat on the bus or on their lap. Participants are picked up from the shelter site and dropped off at the Lighthouse Center the following morning.

Families with children experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk should call the Regional Housing Crisis Hotline at (757) 227-5932.


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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