Winter Weather Update Warning

Weather reports are showing a snowfall between 6 and 12 inches in Hampton Roads. As we deal with falling and lingering snow, be mindful of the hazardous driving conditions in our area. Please remember to call 511 or visit the VDOT website for current statewide road conditions and weather-related traffic updates.  For closings in your area, please monitor your local news stations.  Enjoy the winter weather safely and stay off the roads if possible.

CLICK HERE for the latest Winter Weather Update

as of Noon on Tuesday, January 28th.

During the storm, motorists should avoid driving on the roads. About 70 percent of deaths related to ice and snow occur in automobiles.

Winter weather driving tips and other preparations:

  • Monitor your local news sources for the latest weather conditions

  • Prepare your car for winter driving conditions, including having an emergency kit in your car

  • Prepare your home for winter weather conditions in case of power outages

  • Before getting behind the wheel, call 511, go to www.511virginia.org or download the 511 mobile app to get the latest road condition information

  • You can also call 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) to report road hazards or ask road-related questions at VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center

  • When driving, give yourself extra time to reach your destination, leave plenty of driving room between you and the vehicle ahead and slow down.

For more winter travel information, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.

Emergency contact information for reporting utility outages and general information is as follows:

Dominion Virginia Power – Call to report power outages or downed power lines, or to make other inquiries: 1-888-366-4357

Virginia Natural Gas – Natural Gas Leaks, Odors or Emergencies: 1-877-572-3342

For Chesapeake Emergency Contacts – CLICK HERE

Local Emergency Management Offices for Chesapeake:

Chesapeake City
Edmund (Ed) E. Elliott
Fire Chief
304 Albemarle Dr.
Chesapeake, VA 23322
757-382-6297

Local News Outlets:

Please stay tuned to your local news: WAVY – TV 10WTKR – Channel 3WVEC – Channel 13WCTV – Chesapeake TVFox 43 TVWHRO, VDOT’s 511 Virginia at http://www.511virginia.org/, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management - Twitter: @VDEM; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VAemergency.

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