Hampton, Newport News brace for snow

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 28 at 7:06 PM

NEWPORT NEWS - The Peninsula is bracing for more snow than came down last week.  

Like many school systems, Newport News was letting students leave early to beat the expected snow and sleet.

The Newport News Public Works Street Maintenance Division has mobilized into two 12-hour shifts and the Street Maintenance Division started applying salt brine to Priority 1 and 2 streets at 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to the city's snow removal plan. Officials said there were nine spreaders, 17 snow plows and 1 brine unit already at work at 7 a.m.

In Hampton, officials said Public Works crews have pre-treated all the main streets with brine solution and were out Tuesday morning putting a second coating on bridges and trouble spots.

Plow trucks are loaded with salt and ready to deploy when the snow begins.

The HELP A Night's Welcome shelter for the homeless this week is located at First Presbyterian Church on South Armistead Avenue and is prepared to open early if needed and remain open during the day on Wednesday, depending on conditions.

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