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Posted on: January 30, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Sun provides a boost to snow-removal efforts but caution urged

Thursday's sun helped melt snow and ice on roads throughout Hampton. However, those newly-wet roadways are likely to re-freeze tonight when the sun goes down. Crews will again salt main roads to try to prevent re-freezing.
Snow pushed in piles to the sides of the main roads has been melting, dripping back onto the roads. While temperatures overnight are only predicted to drop a few degrees, it will likely be enough to cause "black ice" patches on roads that appear clear. Motorists are urged to use caution. It could also cause re-freezing on neighborhood streets. Residents should wake up to temperatures Friday that will reach above freezing between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. -- a far cry from the 7 degrees that greeted Hampton residents early Thursday morning. The high temperature for Friday is predicted to reach 46 degrees.
HRT has suspended bus and para-transit service for Friday, the third day. The release cited the piles of ice and snow that remain on curbs, which could be a hazard for boarding customers.
Motorists should also beware that, with sidewalks covered in snow, more pedestrians have been using city streets. Drivers are asked to use extra caution, especially at night.

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