City offices to close, council meeting canceled

Published 1:30 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2018

UPDATED 4:45 p.m.: Suffolk Transit will suspend service at 5:30 p.m. due to declining roadway conditions, according to a city press release. Conditions will be re-evaluated in the morning to see when service will resume.

Earlier: Suffolk city offices and facilities will close at 2 p.m. Wednesday due to projected snowfall, according to a city press release.

The City Council work session and meeting have been canceled. The next meetings are scheduled for Feb. 7.

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Trash and recycling collection as well as Suffolk Transit are currently running as scheduled, the press release stated.

The city is under a winter weather advisory, and snow is anticipated to start by 2 p.m. and accumulate 2 to 3 inches by Thursday morning.

Suffolk Police Department is advising motorists to drive slowly, allow extra distance between cars and allow for more time to get to your destination. Drivers should stay off the roads if at all possible once snow begins to fall.

Public Works personnel began pre-treating primary and secondary roadways on Monday. Some roads are being re-treated today.

The snow may not stick around as long this time as it did after the winter storm of Jan. 3-4. The high on Thursday is expected to be about 39, with highs of 51 on Friday, 56 on Saturday and 61 on Sunday expected.