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.
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.
Winter Storm Resources:
- Wind and low temperatures expected to keep snow around through weekend
- Widespread power outages reported across Virginia Beach
- VSP urges drivers to stay off the roads as emergency calls surge
- ‘Snow Buddy’ program calls for volunteers to help Southside snow removal
- Area schools cancel after-hours activities ahead of winter storm
- How to keep your kids busy — and happy — during snow days
- Tips to prevent froze pipes this winter
- New bill: Virginians could face fine for driving with snow on vehicle
- Cold weather is on the way: Take these precautions to avoid a plumbing nightmare
- Don’t get stuck with a dead car battery — or worse — with these winter driving tips
- New VDOT website features snow plow tracker, information about residential work
- ‘Give the Gift of Warmth’ with winter clothing items, blankets
- Virginia Beach program provides homeless adults with winter shelter
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See the latest updates from local emergency operations centers, school districts and resident reaction to the storm: