Norfolk weather updates and closings

Norfolk workers getting ready for snow (photo courtesy/The city of Norfolk)

Update: Lastest Closings

Due to the winter weather forecast, all Norfolk libraries and recreation centers will close Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. The Broad Creek Refresh meeting planned for tonight is canceled and will be rescheduled.

The Norfolk Courthouse will close today at 4:00 p.m. and will be closed on Friday.

Trash and recycling collection will take place as scheduled on Friday.

Public Works crews spent this afternoon pretreating bridges/overpasses and major roadways across the city ahead of the winter weather. Drivers are reminded to use caution and give city trucks plenty of space to treat and plow the roads.


Norfolk Public Works crews say they are ready for the snow. According to city officials there will be:

  • 23 Plow Trucks
  • 16 Pickup Trucks fitted with Plows
  • 21 Spreaders
  • 4 Salt Brine Distributor Trucks
  • 5 Loaders
  • 8 Backhoes
  • 2,300 tons of bulk salt
  • 900 tons of sand
  • 10,000 gallons of brine

Beginning Thursday, crews will work 12-hour shifts.  As conditions deteriorate, crews will keep an eye on bridges and overpasses and treat if necessary. 

If two inches of snow falls, plows will clear bridges/overpasses, main roadways and other high-priority areas first.  Plows do not clear neighborhood streets. 

Trash and recycling will take place as scheduled on Thursday and Friday. 

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