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Live Updates | Road conditions, power outages across Hampton Roads during second round of winter weather

13News Now is keeping tabs on traffic and power outages across Hampton Roads during the winter weather. Here are the latest updates.

NORFOLK, Va. — The snow has ended across Hampton Roads, but conditions for driving may still be hazardous - particular on side streets in cities and less-travelled roads in rural areas. 

The Eastern Shore experienced the heaviest impacts, but the Southside has seen snowfall of as much as five inches as well.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is urging people to stay off the roads due to the hazardous road conditions and decreased visibility.

13News Now is keeping tabs on power outages and road conditions across Hampton Roads during the winter weather. Here's the latest:

Jan. 29, 2022

7:00 p.m.

These are the power outage numbers as of 7 p.m.:

S.E. Virginia: 26
North Carolina: 12
Eastern Shore: 3

4:25 p.m.

VDOT is warning drivers to stay off the roads tonight because of the likelihood that any standing water will refreeze.

4:00 p.m.

The city of Virginia Beach just updated their closings and delays for Sunday:

Closings and Delayed Openings on Sunday, Jan. 30

  • The Virginia Aquarium will open at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30. 
  • Rec centers will remain closed on Sunday, Jan. 30 due to icy road conditions in neighborhoods.
  • Virginia Beach Public Library locations are closed, as usual on Sundays.
  • City parks will remain closed on Sunday, Jan. 30.
  • The Thoroughgood House will be closed on Sunday, Jan. 30.

2:05 p.m.

The city of Suffolk says they'll be returning to normal operations on Sunday:

1:30 p.m.

There are currently fewer than 450 customers without power across our entire viewing area. 

80 of those outages are on the Eastern Shore.

In the rest of S.E. Virginia, the majority of outages are in a few blocks within the Kensington neighborhood of Norfolk, with 192 outages. Dominion Energy estimates the power will be restored to this area sometime between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

There are currently 52 outages in NC, all in Dare Co.

1:00 p.m.

Although service won't begin until 10 a.m., Hampton Roads Transit says they'll resume running on a normal schedule on Sunday.

"Conditions on regional streets remain icy in many places but regional efforts to clear and salt roads has made sufficient progress to warrant resumption of service," they said in a news release.

11:48 a.m.

With the majority of the storm system now gone, VDOT of Hampton Roads released a statement that parts of the Eastern Shore received anywhere from 7 to 10 inches of snow in total. 

Most state-maintained roads have been plowed, but some snow and slush may remain. With freezing temperatures and wind continuing into the evening, re-freeze is likely. VDOT continues to encourage drivers to stay home if they can. 

8:35 a.m.

Dominion Energy provided an update on the status of outages across Hampton Roads. Since Friday night, 6,700 customers were impacted by outages, but the number was around 1,000 at 8 a.m. Saturday. A car crashed into a pole on Bonney Road in Virginia Beach, which caused many outages in that area, according to the company. Crews are working to restore power. 

Other major hotspots since 2 a.m. have been Seaford on the Peninsula, Smithfield and areas of Moyock, North Carolina. 

As snow winds down and winds continue, Dominion continues to stay alert and responsive. 

7:18 a.m. 

About 450 A&N Electric Cooperative customers were experiencing outages on the Eastern Shore as of 7 a.m. The company wants to remind customers that due to the nature of the weather, multiple outages are possible.

 If you're an A&N customer, you can view an interactive map of the latest number of outages here.

7:00 a.m. 

Virginia State Police shared several photos of their patrols on the snowy roads of the Eastern Shore:

Credit: Virginia State Police
Virginia State Police Snow Patrol
Credit: Virginia State Police
Virginia State Police Snow Patrol
Credit: Virginia State Police
Virginia State Police Snow Patrol

6:28 a.m.

If you're a Dominion Energy customer, you can view an interactive map of the latest number of outages here. 

To report an outage online, click here. You can also call 866-366-4357. 

Around 6:15 a.m., 5,059 customers were experiencing outages, and 35 crews were working to restore power in different locations across the region. 

About 4,800 A&N Electric Cooperative customers were experiencing outages around 5:30 a.m. The majority of the outages are due to fallen tree limbs onto power lines from the snow and wind. 

If you're an A&N customer, you can view an interactive map of the latest number of outages here. 

To report an outage, call 757-787-9750. You can also report it online with your customer login information here.

5:15 a.m.

VDOT Hampton Roads continues to work on clearing roadways, and it still recommended that you avoid travel unless absolutely necessary from now through this evening. 

The department said that most interstates and county primary roads are in "minor condition," and that on the Eastern Shore, which is experiencing the most snowfall, roads are in "moderate condition" with some coverage.

While snowfall will likely end by late morning, VDOT still warns drivers about high winds and cold temperatures that will continue throughout the day. This will possibly cause issues with trees and power lines. 

Refreezing is also possible later this evening, and icy roads could last through tomorrow. If you have to travel, use caution and check the status of the roads here. 

2:48 a.m.

VDOT Hampton Roads is reporting icy conditions on the James River Bridge, which carries U.S. Highway 17 between Isle of Wight County and Newport News.

The department also said there are icy conditions on Interstate 664 at the Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, which connects Suffolk and Newport News.

12:58 a.m.

Chesapeake Public Works said tolls on the Dominion Boulevard Veterans Bridge will be suspended starting at 1 a.m. due to snow accumulations.

The bridge carries U.S. Highway 17, which connects Hampton Roads with Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Tolls will be reinstated once the road conditions improve.

12:05 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) said traveling will be dangerous because of snowfall, high winds and freezing temperatures through Saturday morning across the Hampton Roads region.

The weather could result in reduced visibility, icy conditions and an increased potential for downed trees and power lines.

According to VDOT Hampton Roads, all crews in the area are actively engaged in monitoring and treating the interstates and other roadways. Over 300 trucks equipped with plows and spreaders are ready to help.

VDOT Hampton Roads said crews will begin plowing and clearing state-maintained roads where accumulation exceeds approximately two inches.

If you're out on the roads or plan to travel, VDOT has some resources for youYou can also see the latest traffic conditions on 13News Now's Traffic page.

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