Winter Weather Advisory – Jan. 6, 2017 – 10:15 a.m.

 

 Port Partners,

As a winter weather system 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.

Current forecasts call for winter weather to develop in Southeastern Virginia in the overnight hours of Friday, January 6th, into Saturday, January 7th. As with any weather system, forecasts vary. Anticipated snowfall amounts range from 6-8 inches to upwards of 12 inches, with precipitation ending later in the day on Saturday. Richmond Marine Terminal will likely see similar snow accumulation totals. The impact at the Virginia Inland Port is projected to be less significant.

For our marine terminals in Hampton Roads, please be advised of the following:

Friday, January 6

  • Normal gate and operating hours at all terminal facilities – “business as usual”

Saturday, January 7

  • All terminal truck gates CLOSED o Advertised gate hours (0700-1200) at NIT, VIG and the PPCY are CANCELLED
  • Vessel and rail operations may be slowed by accumulating snow o These are priority areas, as defined by our Winter Weather Plan – 2017

• Snow removal and restoration of service will commence once precipitation has ceased

Sunday, January 8

  • All terminal truck gates CLOSED, as per normal operating plan

• Vessel and rail operations to be evaluated

Monday, January 9

  • Delayed truck gate openings at all Hampton Roads marine terminals and the PPCY o All truck gates will OPEN at 1300 (1:00 p.m.)
  • Gates at Richmond Marine Terminal will also OPEN at 1300

This is a dynamic weather system, with a high degree of variability. The Port of Virginia will constantly monitor conditions on terminal, adjusting our operating plans as necessary, with safety as our principal goal.

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

We also encourage you to follow our text alert updates. To subscribe, follow these instructions: Port of Virginia Text Alerts

For questions or concerns regarding your cargo, our Customer Service Support Center is always available to you: Customer Service Support Center

Thank you for your business and for your continued support.

 

SOURCE: Greg Edwards, Virginia Port Authority

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