FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2024
Charlottesville Public Works Responds to Forecasted Winter Weather
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Public Works Department is actively making preparations to respond to the forecasted winter storm that is projected to bring impacts to the area beginning Saturday morning. Current forecasts indicate precipitation will begin as snow before transitioning to sleet/freezing rain and eventually rain. Total accumulation is predicted to remain within the 1"-3" range, but the combination of icy precipitation could make for hazardous driving conditions.
Public Works will continue to monitor the forecast for changes and will have staff and equipment on stand-by to begin treatment as necessary. While Public Works staff work to ensure equipment and chemicals are ready to go, we ask that residents stay off the roads during the storm if possible. Crews are better able to service and treat streets with less traffic and it maximizes safety for everyone.
Information around winter weather and City services can be found here: https://www.charlottesville.gov/719/Snow-Winter-Weather-Information
Public Service Manager
City of Charlottesville