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Most roads passable, city courts open

The city of Suffolk remains under a Winter Weather Advisory until 9 a.m.

Snowfall totals across the city vary, with some locations reporting little to no snow or a light dusting, and other areas, receiving an inch of snow or more.

City crews report that primary roadways are all passable, and that secondary roads have some slush or snow but are driveable, according to a city press release. The high today will be near 38 degrees, with a northwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph, and snow blowing onto the roadways could be an issue. Conditions overnight will be a low of 23 degrees, so refreezing on roadways is also a concern and icy patches are possible, especially in shaded areas.

Drivers should exercise caution in their driving by driving alert and attentive, keeping their speed down, allowing a safe distance from the vehicle in front of them and avoiding sudden directional changes. Drivers should also leave a safe distance from Public Works vehicles to avoid being hit from material being spread on the road.

  • As announced previously, City Offices will open at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. However, the majority of city offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19..
  • Sheriff E.C. Harris has confirmed that the Godwin Courts Building and all Suffolk Courts will open at their usual time this morning.
  • There will be no changes to the trash and recycling collection schedule for Thursday.
  • Suffolk Transit has advised no change in its operating schedule.
  • The North Suffolk Library and Morgan Memorial Library, as well as the East Suffolk Recreation Center, Whaleyville Recreation Center, and Suffolk Art Gallery, will be opening at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for any pre-scheduled events and activities, in addition to the Parks & Recreation KidsZone Camp at the King’s Fork Middle School Joint Use Facility.

To report roadway issues, citizens can contact Public Works at 514-7600.