City Will Shift to Normal Operating Conditions Beginning Tuesday

Winter Storm #13 – 4:30 p.m.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Virginia Beach, VA – Jan. 8, 2018 – All City of Virginia Beach offices and facilities; all Virginia Beach courts and clerk's offices; and the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office will operate on Tuesday, Jan. 9 under normal conditions and normal hours.

Exceptions and Notes for Tuesday, Jan. 9:

  • There will be no before- and after-school programs; no youth or adult basketball or adult volleyball at Virginia Beach school sites.
  • Early Childhood programs at Virginia Beach rec centers will operate on their normal schedule.  
  • The Windsor Woods Area Library was without heat on Monday, and will open after heat is restored.
  • Virginia Beach Public Library locations will open at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 9, rather than at 10 a.m., while all library staff members attend an in-service program. Exceptions are the TCC/City Joint-Use Library, on the corner of South Rosemont Road and Faculty Boulevard, on the TCC Virginia Beach Campus, which will open per its usual schedule at 7:30 a.m., and the Wahab Law Library, which is closed for renovations until Jan. 10. Following five months of renovations, Virginia Beach's Wahab Law Library, located at 2425 Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach Judicial Center, Bldg. 10B, reopens Jan. 10 at 8:30 a.m. Renovations including a more user-friendly layout for customers, new carpet and paint and improved technology will be unveiled. 
  • Virginia Beach History Museums are closed in January.
  • If you see a sea turtle or marine mammal on the beach, please call the 24-hour Virginia Aquarium & Marine Center's Stranding Response Hotline at 757-385-7575.
  • The Aquarium's Stranding Response Team is responding to reports of a deceased bottlenose dolphin in Broad Bay, and also a deceased whale on the Eastern Shore.

Waste and Recycling Collections

  • Resume normal curbside trash and recycling collections on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Residents whose trash service was affected by the storm will have their carts collected on their normal collection day.
  • Recycling collections will follow the normal schedule. For instance, if your normal collection day for trash and recycling was Thursday, Jan. 4, trash collections will resume on Thursday, Jan. 11, and recycling collections will resume on Thursday, Jan. 18.
  • Visit and enter a home address into the collection lookup tool to confirm collection schedules.
  • Any extra bags will be collected manually, and 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.
  • There will be no yard debris collection for the week of Jan. 8.
  • The Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will resume normal operations on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Winter Shelter Program

Overnight shelter for adults experiencing homelessness is available through the city's Winter Shelter program, which provides homeless individuals with a place to sleep each night at various faith organizations throughout Virginia Beach. Homeless adults in need of overnight shelter must check in at the Lighthouse Day Support Services Center, 825 18th St., between 5 and 7 p.m. each night. Shelter space is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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, 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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