Suffolk under winter weather advisory

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by Mike Gooding, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 12 at 5:04 PM

UPDATE 2/12 4 p.m.:  City of Suffolk spokeswoman Diana Klink said crews salted bridges and overpasses Tuesday.

Crews, who are working around the clock in 12-hour shifts, began treating intersections in Suffolk where snow was accumulating Wednesday afternoon.

Klink says police and firefighters are reporting slick spots on the roads. Authorities expect the rain to wash away the snow tomorrow morning.

Suffolk Public Schools spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw said they're monitoring the roads and have already canceled after-school activities Wednesday nigh. 

UPDATE 2/12 6:30 a.m.: 13News Now Meteorologist Craig Moeller says Suffolk, Poquoson, York Co. and Williamsburg are under a Winter Weather Advisory.

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SUFFOLK--Two weeks after the last arctic blast, the city of Suffolk is bracing for the next major winter storm.

13 News Now Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lawson is predicting Suffolk could receive one to two inches of snow in the next 24 hours before turning over to rain.
   
In anticipation, the city's public works department has ordered and received 2,600 tons of salt and 4,800 tons of sand to replenish supplies that were used in the January's storm.

On Tuesday, the more than 110 public works employees were pre-treating bridges and overpasses with brine, and preparing to treat the roadways with a salt/sand abrasive mix as the new storm goes forward.
    
"We're preparing today, we've got trucks out doing pre-treatment and we're preparing for any eventualities," said Suffolk Public works Assistant director L.J. Hansen. "We're going to monitor the events as they unfold and look to see how the storm comes in and when the best  time to apply the abrasives is. It kind of has a lot to do with if the storm comes in wet, if it rains in advance, or, it's not raining in advance. We have to take a lot into consideration for how we're going to treat it. And that is the things we'll be monitoring the next couple of hours."
  
Suffolk resident Shalonda Jenkins said she has had enough of winter and could live without another storm.

"I mean, it's like, kids are out of school, they're missing school, people are missing work," she said. "I mean, it's ridiculous, but you've got to deal with it."

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