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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — As snow and winter weather approach the city of Suffolk, officials are monitoring the latest Hampton Roads snow forecast and preparing storm operations.

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City officials, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and National Weather Service, are working to monitor the weather forecast.

Starting Thursday, public works began 24-hour operations that are expected to stay in effect throughout the weekend to address any roadway issues including plowing which will begin on designated primary roads when required.

Crews will be working 12-hour shifts with 20 to 24 trucks running with plows and spreaders. Their primary focus will be clearing roads for emergency vehicles, hospital access, and service vehicles.

On Saturday, Suffolk officials said that 22 plows are running across the city’s roads. Crews continue to work 24 hours a day in alternating 12-hour shifts.

Officials add that neighborhood streets are cleared last, but some might not be cleared due to street parking or the size of the streets vs. equipment.

Some roads have already been pre-treated.

Officials say the first priority is given to all primary or main roadways, followed by secondary arterials and connectors.

To report roadway issues, citizens can contact Public Works at 757-514-7600.