Good tips from Patient First to remember when walking on ice. If you come across a patch that you believe may be icy, tap the edge of the area with your foot to be sure. Wear shoes with gripping soles to provide traction. Also, keep your hands out of your pockets when walking in order to keep your balance on a slippery surface. Don’t carry heavy items like shopping bags with you when walking on slippery surfaces. This can change your center of balance, making you more likely to slip and fall. When getting out of your vehicle, check to make sure there are no icy spots near your vehicle. If you are parked on a slick spot, move the vehicle to a different area if you can. Also, when entering and exiting your car while on ice, use the vehicle for balance and support.
We have had a ton of comments on Facebook about this one. The city of Virginia Beach has banned sledding at Mt. Trashmore park. What do you think of that decision?
Most flights out of Norfolk airport to destinations to our north are being cancelled. This includes flights to JFK, EWR, BWI, DCA, IAD, LGA, BOS and PHL. Looks like flights to Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, and Charlotte are still a go for now.
Some interesting info from @VDOT. They have 365 pieces of snow removal equipment around Hampton Roads and a snow removal budget of $4.5 million for this area. Statewide, they have over 12,000 pieces of equipment and a $157 million budget.
From ODU: Because of the winter weather forecasted for the Hampton Roads region, Old Dominion University will close today, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m.
All classes that begin at 3 p.m. or later, are cancelled. Classes that are in session and scheduled to meet until after 3 p.m., will end at 3 p.m. All activities scheduled after 3 p.m. are cancelled.
The Student Recreation Center will be open its regular hours today, until midnight.
The Library will close at 3 p.m., but the Learning Commons will remain open until 8 p.m.
From Thomas Nelson Community College:
Due to the anticipated winter storm, Thomas Nelson Community College will close at 5:00 p.m. today, January 21, 2014
Evening classes at Thomas Nelson’s campuses in Hampton, Williamsburg and at the Southeast Higher Education Center are cancelled.