Good morning, everyone. Here is this morning’s NWS brief for your review as well as the hourly graph. It is apparent we dodged another bullet! And suffice it to say that going through our processes has made us that much stronger as a team and our plan. To be clear, however, we’re not entirely out of the woods.
With slush being the primary hazard on our roadways, our Public Works crews will be switching out their plows and replacing them with their rubber blades. They will also continue to salt bridges and overpasses ahead of the threat which still exists tonight: refreezing. The attached Hourly Graph shows temps at and below 20 degrees through the overnight hours with a wind chill in the single digits. As such, the message is and will continue to be, to be cautious on the roads and take extra time to get wherever you may be headed.
Should a change in the conditions necessitate another update, we won’t hesitate to keep you informed. As it stands right now, this will be the final update related to this snow event.
Jim Redick, Director
Norfolk Emergency Preparedness and Response