Winter Weather Advisory 2 – 12:00 p.m. – January 3, 2018

(An electronic version of the following announcement can be found here:  Winter Weather Advisory 2 – 12:00 p.m. – January 3, 2018)

Port Partners,

As Winter Storm Grayson approaches our region, The Port of Virginia is making preparations to ensure the safety of our colleagues, partners and assets. We also want to ensure efficient access to your cargo, within the framework of a safe working environment.  A blizzard warning takes effect at 1900 hours tonight, Jan. 3. Current forecasts call for 5-8 inches of accumulating snow in Southeastern Virginia, with the bulk of the snow falling overnight tonight, Jan. 3, and into Thursday morning, Jan. 4.  Gale force winds and sub-freezing temperatures will accompany this system.

For Port of Virginia terminals, please be advised of the following:
Wednesday, January 3

Thursday, January 4

By midday on Thursday, January 4, we will make a definitive announcement regarding truck gate status at all Port of Virginia terminals for Friday, January 5.  

Truck gates will not re-open before 1300 hours on Friday, January 5.

Based on Thursday’s gate closure, we are committed to working with our ocean carrier partners to address free-time/last free implications, and the impact on the trucking community.
Friday, January 5

Saturday, January 6

Sunday, January 7

We are committed to thorough and timely communications with you, our valued customers.  Please bookmark this page on our website for regular updates:  Port of Virginia Operations Alerts
To subscribe to our text alert updates, please follow these instructions:  Port of Virginia Text Alerts
Thank you for your flexibility and support.


Gregory J. Edwards
Director, Internal and Partner Communications

Virginia Port Authority
600 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA  23510
Office: 757-683-2110
Cell: 757-617-0852

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