HAMPTON ROADS - From school closings to road warnings, Hampton Roads is getting ready for snow.
The region will be under a winter storm warning from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesday as the storm is expected to bring at least a couple of inches of snow to the area.
13News Now Meteorologist Craig Moeller says in general, expect 3"-5" for the Peninsula and Middle Peninsula; a little less Southside and 1"-3" for northeast North Carolina.
In Williamsburg, Public Works crews have the snow equipment ready to go and pre-treating bridges will be done by early afternoon.
City spokeswoman Kate Hoving says, "They're now on 24-hour operations, working in shifts and will stay around the clock for the duration of the weather episode."
In Norfolk, the city has 19 trucks with snow plows and 16 sand/salt spreaders and about three dozen workers ready to respond to the storm. If/when the snow begins to accumulate, crews will get to work, focusing first on the primary main streets, bridges and overpasses.
VDOT and Elizabeth River Tunnels are also getting their vehicles and trucks ready to respond to the storm.
"We are monitoring all roads across Hampton Roads," said VDOT spokesperson Marshall Herman. "There's definitely a focus on bridges, overpasses and areas in the shade where freezing is more likely to happen."
Officials stress that the roads will likely be dangerous overnight as temperatures drop below freezing, creating icy conditions that will be hard to see before sunrise.
Once snow begins to fall, go to http://www.vdotplows.org to see when plows will get to your neighborhood.
Officials with Dominion Power say they have crews on standby with fully stocked and fueled trucks.
"Based on the forecast, we do not anticipate any significant operational issues, but we are prepared for any outages that may occur," officials said.
Many school systems announced they were letting students and staff off early Tuesday ahead of the expected storm.
"Honestly I'm excited," said student Isaac Nelson.
For the latest on the winter storm, check the WVEC.com Weather Center 24/7.