Snow blankets city

Published 6:35 pm Thursday, February 20, 2020

Suffolk residents woke up to a blanket of snow on Friday, as the city was expected to get three to four inches of snow throughout the night.

Isolated areas could receive up to six inches from the storm, which started as rain in the early afternoon and transitioned to snow soon afterward.

“I think we’re on track for that three- to six-inch ballpark for the Suffolk area,” Alec Butner, a National Weather Service Wakefield meteorologist, stated shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday.


Email newsletter signup

Butner said the snowfall would come to an end in the early morning, but there could still be impacts for the morning commute for anyone who has to go to work.

“Especially the back roads could be potentially pretty slippery,” Butner said.

Public Works crews worked throughout the morning to pre-treat major roads, bridges and overpasses in the city. More than 7,000 gallons had been applied to city roadways as of 9 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release.

Motorists were reminded to stay back and avoid passing snow plows and brining vehicles.

To report any issues on city roads, residents can contact Public Works at 514-7600. For emergency Public Utilities services, such as broken water pipes, residents can call 514-7000.