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Posted on: February 18, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Cleanup continues while city waits for more snow

Feb. 18, 2015 - Public Works employees in Hampton continue to clear main roads today - focusing on turn lanes and business driveways - while preparing for more snow that’s forecast tonight.

Tyler Richardson, superintendent of streets and bridges, said crews are still working on 12-hour shifts and both supplies and equipment are in good shape. "Manpower is still good," also, Richardson said.

City plows are focused on primary roads, and will pretreat roads for tonight. Hampton does not have the workers or equipment to plow secondary and residential streets.

Also, residents are reminded that solid waste collections will occur as soon as secondary roads are safely passable. Customers should place refuse and recycle containers curbside on scheduled collection days and leave containers curbside until collections have been made.

Progress may be slow because of the weather, but all customers will receive service as quickly as possible. Please continue to monitor www.hampton.gov and the city’s Facebook page at facebook.com/hamptonva. You can also contact the city’s Customer Call Center at 311 or 727-8311.

According to the National Weather Service in Wakefield, snow showers are likely tonight between 9 p.m. and midnight, with a low around 13 and wind gusts as high as 34 mph. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch is possible.

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