12/10/18 - 7:00 PM Update
Due to inclement weather, Chesterfield Courts will be closed on Tuesday, December 11th.
Chesterfield County government offices, libraries and convenience centers will open late at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Designated staff must report to work as usual.
12/10/18 - 10:00 AM Update
Additional Closings and Cancellations
Notice of Community Meeting Cancellation
Due to inclement weather, the community meeting for Case 19SN0564 (Chesterfield County General Services proposed unmanned county vehicle fueling station) scheduled for Monday, December 10, 2018, at the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center, 6:30 p.m., has been cancelled.
Due to inclement weather, Chesterfield County Government Offices and courts will be closed on Monday, Dec. 10. Designated staff must report to work as usual.
Due to adverse weather both Convenience Centers will be closed on Monday, Dec. 10.
Due to inclement weather, Chesterfield Courts will be closed on Monday, Dec. 10. The evening JDR juvenile license ceremony has been canceled and will be rescheduled.
Due to inclement weather conditions, all libraries are closed Monday, Dec. 10. Access downloadable books and magazines, music, movies, TV shows and more!
Christmas Mother Distribution Center
The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother distribution center will be closed Monday, Dec. 10.
Important Phone Numbers During Severe Weather
- For non-emergency situations, please call 804-748-1251. Calls to 911 should be reserved for emergencies only.
- Report power outages
- To report downed trees or any road hazard, call the Virginia Department of Transportation Customer Service Center at 800-367-7623.
- If you have nonemergency questions and concerns, call 804-751-2362.
- Keep cell phones charged for the latest information.
Winter Driving Tips
- Give yourself extra travel time and check road conditions before you leave.
- Check tire pressure, tread depth and antifreeze.
- Remove all snow from your vehicle, including the top, before driving.
- Slow down. Leave space between you and other vehicles.
- Always buckle up!
The Virginia Department of Transportation is responsible for clearing state-maintained roads in Chesterfield County, including primary and secondary roads.
VDOT's customer service center can be reached at 1-800-FOR-ROAD. Here are some plow tips to keep in mind when it snows.
- Don't crowd the plow.
- When shoveling your driveway, dig out about 10 feed to the left of your drive as you face the road. The plows are less likely to push snow in your drive that way.
- Shovel snow after the plow has been by, and shovel it to the right of your driveway.
- Be patient until the plows get to you; VDOT follows a road-clearing priority list.
Be A Good Neighbor
Remember to check on elderly or disabled neighbors in your community during an emergency.
Winter Pet Safety
- Bring pets inside; don't leave a pet outside or tied up during a storm.
- Wipe salt and other chemicals off of pet's feet and stomachs.
- Make sure your pet is microchipped and the information is up-to-date. Also include contact information for an out-of-town friend.
- Create a buddy system in case you are not home – ask a neighbor to check on pets.
- Build an emergency kit: food, water, medicines, important documents, a pet carrier and familiar items.
Cold Weather Home Tips
- If you use an electric heater, be sure not to overload the circuit.
- Have your furnace and chimney inspected annually.
- Never use a range or an oven as a supplemental heating device.
- Make sure your home has working smoke alarms, and practice an escape plan with your family.
Snow Shoveling Safety Tips
Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can cause a heart attack.
- Use caution.
- Take frequent breaks.
- Push snow instead of lifting it.
- If you must lift snow, lift lighter loads.
- Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat.
- Walk carefully on snowy, icy walkways.
Sign Up for Chesterfield Alert
Sign up now to get alerted about emergencies and other important community news. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as:
- Evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods
- Missing persons
- Severe weather
- Unexpected road closures
Get A Kit
Emergency kits should contain supplies that will last each person and pet for at least three days. Be sure to include:
- Food and water for each person and pet for three days
- Extra batteries
- Extra clothes
- Cell phone chargers
- Weather radio
- Medications and toiletries
- Full tank of gas in your vehicle
Detailed information on assembling a kit can be found on the Virginia Department Of Emergency Management website.