Snow Emergency declared in Virginia

The City of Virginia declares a snow emergency to be in effect at 10:00 a.m. Thursday through 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 18. City officials say this declaration was made due to amount of snow that has fallen and forecast for additional accumulation.

According to a release from the City of Virginia, during a Snow Emergency, drivers are encouraged to limit their travels until the weather improves and the city streets are cleared.

Officials say crews will widen snow emergency routes to ensure that cars parking along those roads can park as close to the curb as possible..

  • Parking on Snow Emergency Routes is prohibited during a Snow Emergency.
  • The City says all vehicles need to be cleared from snow emergency routes by 6:00 p.m. Thursday. You will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense if left on the routes.
  • During a Snow Emergency, residents and visitors should park on residential streets that are not designated snow emergency routes.
  • Calendar Parking will be strictly enforced during a snow emergency.

Emergency routes are typically major arterial streets and are clearly marked with signs. Here is the snow emergency route map provided by the City of Virginia:

The snow emergency route map and the Snow Emergency ordinance can be found at

As soon as the snow emergency is over, cars can be parked on the snow emergency route, unless otherwise signed or unless a new snow emergency has been declared.

The City appreciates the public’s patience while we work to clean up from this impressive storm.