Closings, cancellations announced

Published 4:27 pm Monday, February 16, 2015

UPDATE 8:41 a.m.:

  • Suffolk’s Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled for 2 p.m. March 3.
  • Paul D. Camp Community College has cancelled all classes for Feb. 17.
  • All Suffolk city offices are closed.
  • The Southeastern Public Service Authority landfill is closed.
  • Suffolk Public Works has suspended all trash pickup for Feb. 17, shifting the collection schedule throughout the city by one day.
  • Suffolk Transit has suspended service for Sept. 17.
  • Tidewater Community College is closed.


UPDATE 8:24 p.m.: Suffolk Public Schools, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and Suffolk Christian Academy all have announced they will be closed on Tuesday.

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Earlier: Wintry conditions were set to cause closings and delays across Suffolk Tuesday, but several sets of officials were yet to make the call before mid-afternoon Monday.

Suffolk Public Schools officials were waiting to make a decision around 8 or 9 p.m. Monday, spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw stated just after 3 p.m. “We are checking the roads and following the conditions,” she said.

If schools were closed or delayed, details were to be communicated to staff, students and parents via Facebook, and automated phones, Bradshaw said.

At about 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy officials had not made the decision yet, spokeswoman Karen Schompert said.

“We are monitoring the situation and are making plans in the event that school will be delayed or canceled,” she said, adding that staff and families would be notified via automatic phone calls, text messages, emails,, Facebook and announcement by local television stations.

Suffolk Christian Academy would “most likely” close Tuesday, but officials were not planning any closings for later in the week due to predicted low temperatures, head master Tamra VanDorn said.

“The cold doesn’t have any bearing on it, whether or not the roads are dangerous, because the families bring the children themselves,” she added.

Paul D. Camp Community College closed at 5 p.m. Monday, and all evening classes were canceled. Both information sessions the college’s Career Development Center was due to host Tuesday for veterans and military members have been canceled.

A spokeswoman said Tidewater Community College would open at noon Tuesday.

Officials would determine whether city offices would remain open, close or open late Tuesday “based on reports from the field of weather and roadway conditions,” according to city spokeswoman Diana Klink.

Suffolk River Heritage’s monthly River Talk at Ruritan Hall in Eclipse, a musical jam session, has been postponed. The new date is yet to be announced.

A Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce membership and tour meeting of Washington Square Apartments planned for Tuesday has been postponed. According to Dean McClain, its Suffolk division director, the chamber is working to reschedule the tour in March.