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Jan 07

Winter Weather Updates - UPDATE #4 - OPERATIONS STATUS MONDAY

Posted on January 7, 2018 at 5:17 PM by Dacia Walker

All,

I am writing to update you on city operations plans for Monday, January 8, 2018. Our Public Works team has been making great progress on the main and secondary road since the blizzard began last week. I am pleased to report that the main roads are in very good shape. They have also cleared city facility parking lots so that employees may safely return to work. Of course, since we do not clear residential streets and the temperatures over the last several days have been working against us, the residential streets remain in poor condition. Because of the condition of these roads throughout the entire Hampton Roads area, schools throughout the region will be closed on Monday.

However, with clear main/secondary roads and parking lots, there is no public safety reason for city offices to remain closed. Therefore, we will resume normal working hours tomorrow. Understanding that many of you may nevertheless feel uncomfortable traversing residential roads and/or have childcare issues without schools continuing to be closed, I am authorizing liberal leave. As a reminder, liberal leave needs to be coordinated with your supervisor and/or department head.

In closing, I want to again applaud the effort of our full Public Works and Public Safety team. As the majority of the workforce has rested inside warm homes, each of you has worked tirelessly to make our city safer. You are truly unsung heroes for whom we are all grateful!

Mary

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