Weather-related power outages affecting Suffolk's traffic signals, facilities

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Jan 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-03 16:57:09-05

SUFFOLK, Va. - Monday's severe weather has caused several power outages throughout the City of Suffolk that is affecting several facilities and traffic signals.

Due to a weather-related power outage, the East Suffolk Recreation Center, 138 South 6th Street, and Suffolk Parks & Recreation Administration Office, 134 South 6th Street, will be closed the remainder of Monday.

The Suffolk Visitor Center, 524 North Main Street, is also closing due to power outage.

Power outages are also affecting traffic signals around the city including the Downtown/North Main Street area.

Motorists are encouraged to proceed with caution and only drive if need be.

Later Monday night city officials also said due to inclement weather, all three Suffolk Library locations (Morgan Memorial, North Suffolk and Chuckatuck) will be closing at 6 p.m. on Monday. Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk Libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4.

The Suffolk Parks & Recreation Department also said all youth sports practices scheduled for Monday, January 3rd are canceled. Practices will resume as normally scheduled on Tuesday, January 4.

Additionally, the Whaleyville Recreation Center will be closing at 6 p.m., on Monday.