Feb. 20, 2020 - Due to the weather forecast for Thursday evening some city facilities and services will close early and some events and activities in Hampton have been canceled or postponed.
Hampton is under a winter weather warning. Rain is scheduled to begin falling but forecasters predict it will turn to snow around 6 p. m. The storm is expected to bring 2-3 inches of snow and heavy winds, especially along the coast. Temperatures will drop to below freezing overnight, creating the potential for icy roads.
City community centers and libraries will close at 6 p.m. today to ensure the safety of citizens and employees. Hampton City Schools will be dismissed two hours early, and all afternoon sessions for e-learning and adult education classes have been canceled, along with p.m. preschool classes (including Headstart), all after-school and evening activities, all school-age programs, and all after-school care programs run by the city:
Officials also postponed a meeting Thursday night at the Hampton Roads Convention Center to discuss updating the Parks, Recreation & Leisure Services master plan. That meeting will now be held on March 31.
Hampton officials continue to monitor the forecast. Public Works began pre-treating designated roads, bridges and overpasses with brine Wednesday, and Public Works employees switched to 12-hour shifts Thursday morning. Hampton City Schools are monitoring weather conditions and is expected to make a decision about schools opening early Friday morning.
Monitor local news stations for the latest weather news and www.hampton.gov for city closing updates.