Non-essential travel should be avoided

Published 10:33 am Saturday, January 22, 2022

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Suffolk residents are advised to avoid traveling unless absolutely necessary, according to a city press release.

Suffolk Public Works personnel have been working throughout the night, applying materials and plowing on primary roads. Major roads are passable, the press release stated, and the arterials are starting to show pavement, with some roads still being covered with snow.

Conditions are expected to improve with daytime temperatures and traffic, along with continued plowing and treatment by Public Works staff. At present, 22 plows are up and running to address roadway conditions. Operations are in effect 24 hours a day with 12 hour shifts.

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The National Weather Service is calling for temperatures to remain at or below to freezing Saturday. Tonight’s temperatures will be down in the teens and could result in refreezing.

If you must travel, remove all snow and ice from the entire vehicle before driving, drive cautiously and slowly, and leave plenty of room between you and other vehicles on the road. Drivers should also stay back and avoid passing snow plows, as snow or abrasive can come from the plow while operating.

An interactive map of the City’s priority routes for public paved roadways within the City can be viewed online. Removal timeframes and priority are subject to change with weather conditions.