Team Norfolk -
The sun is out today, and we should see temperatures reaching 40 degrees. Per the Hourly Graph, temps will begin to drop into the evening to a low of around 33 degrees in the overnight hours. They begin to rise again around 8am for another day of sunny, 40+ degree weather. The only Hazardous Weather Outlook at this time from the NWS is that “Black ice remains possible this morning with slick spots, especially on untreated secondary roads.” Which leads to the update on our roadways…
Public Works confirms that temperatures did drop quickly last night to a low of 21 and everything refroze. They continued to treat all bridges and underpasses with salt and used salt sand mix on major intersections, and plowing operations resumed this morning on the secondary roads. With temps expected to fall again tonight, they will have crews activated during the overnight hours.
Thanks to everyone’s reports yesterday, particularly from General Services, Parks and Recreation, the Sheriff’s Office and Ms. Mary Miller of Downtown Norfolk Council, the downtown roads, all public buildings, parking lots, and parking garages were making great progress!! Please submit your reports again today by 3 pm. If your mission is complete and/or there’s nothing to report, please just let us know. If there is more to do to prepare for tomorrow morning, that is important for the City Manager and the Policy Group to know during this afternoon’s 3:30 pm meeting.
Thanks, everyone! And as always, please reach out to us at EOC-Plans@norfolk.gov with any issues, concerns, questions, or requests!
Jim Redick, Director
Norfolk Emergency Preparedness and Response