Storms are an instance when communities need to come together to look after those in need. That’s why the Snow Buddies program exists.
The City of Norfolk is looking for volunteers who might be willing to assist with their Snow Buddies program – to assist those who need a helping hand shoveling out from the snow to make their medical appointments, etc.
If you’re interested, please leave your name and contact info at 757-441-5584.
According to Jeff Orrock with the National Weather Service in Wakefield, based on NWS’ Snow Probabilistic Forecast, there is the potential for 1’ of snow, with 8” likely.
“This has the potential to be a crippling snow event across potions of the Tidewater and Hampton Roads in regards to travel. The combination of cold temperatures and heavy wet snow would result in dangerous travel Saturday and even into Sunday.”
Public Works crews will begin treating Norfolk city roads tomorrow (Friday) in preparation for the winter weather expected this weekend. Norfolk has the following resources:
- 23 plows
- 15 spreaders
- 1,000 tons of salt
- 800 tons of sand
In addition, Public Works crews will work extended shifts throughout the weekend.
Residents are reminded to give snow plows and spreaders room to operate. Crews will treat and plow primary roads first such as: Hampton Blvd, Military Highway, Tidewater Drive, Ocean View Ave. and the hospital complex. Secondary roads will follow such as Robin Hood Road, Poplar Hall Drive, Bayview Drive and Ballentine Blvd.
Crews will not plow neighborhood streets.
Information and maps of City snow removal routes. Updates throughout the storm will be available at Norfolk.gov. The Norfolk Cares Center will be open Saturday and Sunday (757)664-6510 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Sign up for Norfolk Alerts for emergency weather-related information via text, email or phone.
For the Team Norfolk Emergency Operations blog, click here.