The Port of Virginia has advised it has enacting its snow preparation, removal and resumption of operations plan. Port terminals will be closed on Friday, Feb. 27. due to the recent winter storm. The Feb. 25-26 storm dumped more than 5 inches of snow in the port area, and the port has implemented the following:
- Port administrative offices in Hampton Roads closed all day on Friday, Feb. 27.
- Vessel and rail operations at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) and Virginia International Gateway (VIG) are targeted for restoration by Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
- Truck gates at NIT, VIG and the PPCY will remain closed until 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.
- Truck gates at Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT) will reopen at 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 1.
All terminals are expected to resume normal hours of operation Monday morning.
Depending on the amount of snow and how removal proceeds, if the terminals can open ahead of time, it will be immediately communicated.
Once the terminals have been reopened, the slippery conditions will dictate a slower pace of operations. The port will extend its free-time to cover the anticipated closure; we encourage motor carriers to use the weekend gates on Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1 to make-up for lost time.
Based on the track of this weather system, the Virginia Inland Port is largely unaffected.
Early reopenings will be communicated via the port’s trucker alert system, the operational alerts section of the port’s website, email, Twitter and Facebook.
Please be guided accordingly and stay safe.