LIVE STORM BLOG: Tracking Virginia Beach’s first winter storm of 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH — Your Southside Daily team is tracking the first winter storm of 2018 as it impacts Southeast Virginia.

The Blizzard Warning for the Southside has expired, but a Winter Weather Advisory for Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach remains in effect, according to the National Weather Service in Wakefield.

What this Means: A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that
visibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snow around. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.

Latest Forecast | Closings & Delays

If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you.

If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5-1-1.

Snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches have been reported in the Southside area so far.

Blanket of snow in Virginia Beach (Photo: Naoma Doriguzzi)

Winter Storm Resources:

If it’s safe to do so snap a photo and report in on the storm conditions in your area.  Send your photos to We may include your photo in our reader gallery.

SLIDESHOW: Let it snow: Southside readers submit their blizzard photos

See the latest updates from local emergency operations centers, school districts and resident reaction to the storm:

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