The passage of winter storm Leon left up to a foot of snow in much of the Hampton Roads Region. Temperatures on Wednesday, January 29th, will not rise above freezing. While Port staff will work diligently to prepare state-controlled marine terminals to return to operational readiness, all Port of Virginia terminals in Hampton Roads - NIT, APMT, PMT, NNMT and the empty yards in Norfolk and Portsmouth - are closed to all traffic on Wednesday, January 29th.
The Port of Richmond and the Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal are unaffected, but the closure of their sister facilities in Hampton Roads impacts their ability to dispatch and receive freight, other than local deliveries.
The updated operating plan calls for NIT, APMT, PMT and NNMT to open at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 30th. Empty yards in Norfolk and Portsmouth will open at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30th.
If any modifications to this plan are required, a public announcement will be made by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29th.
All motor carriers and port stakeholders are asked to monitor the local weather conditions and frequently check the port's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/#!/portofvirginia, its Twitter feed, https://twitter.com/PortofVirginia, and the homepages, www.portofvirginia.com and www.vit.org, for any changes. A recorded operations message is also available at 757-686-6180.