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City Manager's Message Jan. 20: Closing at 4 p.m., winter weather update

Posted on January 20, 2022 at 3:40 PM by Don Mann

As you know, our area is projected to have a significant winter weather event beginning later today. With the prediction that road conditions could begin to worsen in the early evening, Hampton will close its offices, libraries, community centers, and other public facilities at 4 p.m. today. However, this afternoon’s Planning Commission meeting will be held because the public hearings have been advertised to the public. Employees who are not essential for storm response or Planning Commission will be allowed to leave at 4 p.m. As state officials are advising people to stay off the roads, we want as many employees as possible to get home safely. I also agree with our neighboring communities that members of the public should stay off the roads as much as possible and not be out visiting our facilities.

 

Decisions about operations on Friday have not yet been made, although liberal leave (at a minimum) will be offered if coordinated with your supervisory team. We will make final decisions after receiving updated guidance from the National Weather Service later today and/or early tomorrow morning. Please watch https://hampton.gov/employees or the city’s Facebook page for updates, if you don’t have access to your city email at home. You can sign up to be alerted about changes by going to https://hampton.gov/notifyme and providing your email or cell phone under News Flash, Hampton Employee Connection. You can also call 311. As always, we will prioritize the safety of our employees and residents while also honoring our commitment to service delivery for our customers and taxpayers. 

 

I want to especially thank our storm response team for their preparation and response efforts. Hampton is in good hands with our outstanding team!

 

Be careful and stay safe!


— Mary

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