Latest Weather Closings, Cancellations – Updated 7:08 A.M.

January 29th, 2010 by Kim Lenz

closingsThe threat of bad weather has resulted in these cancellations. Please check back often, as we will update this list as frequently as warranted. If your organization has closings or postponements, please email them to and we will post them.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is warning motorists to stay off roads if possible and, if not, to use extreme caution while driving. Most interstates and state-maintained roads are clear, but bridges and overpasses remain slick. For up-to-the-minute road reports, dial 511. To plan your trip, look at the VDOT Web site. The site also has tips for winter driving – very useful for Southerners unaccustomed to snow.

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance Annual Dinner Dance scheduled for Saturday night has been canceled due to inclement weather.

The College of William and Mary men’s basketball game has been postponed from Saturday at 7 p.m. to Sunday at 5 p.m. The women’s team will play at 2 p.m. All tickets for Saturday’s game will be honored for tomorrow. The game will be broadcast live on 92.3FM The Tide and 107.9 BACHfm.

High Street’s Movie Tavern and Regal 12 Cinemas at New Town in Williamsburg are both closed until Sunday.

Quarterpath Recreation Center and Waller Mill Park will remain closed on Sunday, January 31st.

St. Bede Catholic Church – No Saturday vigil service at 5:30 p.m.  No Sunday services at 7:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. at the Ironbound location.  No Sunday service at 11:00 a.m. at the Catholic Campus Ministry Chapel.  Sunday afternoon’s Town Hall Meeting scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at the church has been cancelled.

The Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists have canceled both worship services for Sunday, January 31st, as well as the afternoon Youth

Sunday’s Black History Program at Bruton Heights Ed Center featuring Dr. Vinson has been postponed to February 27.

Greenwood Christian Academy has rescheduled its Open House for Saturday, February 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the preschool campus at King’s Way Church, 5100 John Tyler Highway and Elementary/Middle School campus at Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center, 5251 Suite 37 John Tyler Highway.

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools: A number of cancellations have been announced, including:

  • All W-JCC events scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, are canceled.
  • The use of any W-JCC school building scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 31, is canceled.

Decisions about activities occurring on Monday and beyond will be announced on Sunday via another phone message to families and staff. Closings will also be posted on the division’s Web site.


Snowplows are out in force in Williamsburg. (Photo courtesy of Kate Hoving).

York County Public Schools: All events and practices scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30 have been postponed.

Walsingham Academy Open House: Postponed from this Sunday, Jan. 30 until next, Sunday, Feb. 7. The open house will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Williamsburg Regional Library locations: All locations will be closed all day Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31. This includes the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Rd.; Mobile Library Services; and the Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland St.  The library expects to reopen for its regular Sunday hours of 1-5 p.m.  Updates to the schedule will be posted on the library’s Web site and at (757) 259-7770.

York County Public Libraries: All are closed Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31.

Virginia Living Museum: closed Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31 due to the snow. “Wildlife in Action,” a program with the Girl Scouts, has been canceled for Saturday night.

Mariners’ Museum
: closed today, Saturday, Jan. 30 due to snow.

James City County: Emergency officials are monitoring winter weather conditions and urging residents to stay off the road this weekend since road conditions may be hazardous. Due to the predicted snowfall, the following County facilities and operations will be closed:

  • The James City/Williamsburg and James River Community Centers and all County parks will be closed on Saturday. Facilities may open on Sunday. For latest operating hours, call (757) 259-4200 for Community Centers and (757) 259-5360 after 8 a.m. for park operations.
  • County Convenience Centers located on Tewning Road, Jolly Pond Rd. and Toano will be closed Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31.

County closings and weather-related information will be posted on the County web site; JCC TV48, Facebook and the County’s emergency hotline, (757) 875-2424.

County residents should sign up their email, cell phones and pagers to receive local emergency alert information at By registering, one can receive information during emergency conditions. Text messaging charges may apply.

Williamsburg: The Parks & Recreation Department has announced that Quarterpath Recreation Center will be closed Saturday, Jan. 30. Also closed, Waller Mill Park. The city has closed Capitol Landing Bridge as of 9 a.m. Saturday due to weather conditions. For updates and additional information and links visit the City’s Emergency Preparedness page or follow the City on Twitter.

Legal Outreach Clinic: Originally scheduled for this Saturday, the clinic has been postponed due to the winter storm forecast. The Clinic has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Griffin-Yeates Learning Center.

All Chesapeake Bank Branches will be closed Saturday, Jan. 30, due to inclement weather.

Williamsburg Honda Hyundai Parts, Service and Sales will be closed Saturday, Jan. 30. The dealership will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, Feb. 1.

The College of William and Mary is closed Saturday and Sunday due to inclement weather. For updates, call the College at 757-221-1766.

The Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at CrossWalk Community Church which was originally scheduled for Saturday has been rescheduled to next Saturday, Feb. 6 due to inclement weather.

Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center will be closed on Saturday, January 30, and Sunday, January 31 because of the winter storm.

Hi Ho Silver in New Town and City Center at Oyster Point will be closed Saturday and – hopefully – reopen Sunday.

The Poquoson Island Players performances of “Over the River and Through the Woods” at TNCC for Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31 have been rescheduled. The new dates are Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2:30 p.m.  For more information call the PIPs box office, (757) 881-9797 or visit their Web site.

The American Theatre, Hampton: Saturday’s scheduled performance by the Complexions Contemporary Ballet company has been canceled due to inclement weather. Ticket holders may contact the box office at (757) 722-2787 for additional information. Ticket holders will be issued full refunds on the tickets or tickets may be exchanged for any upcoming event at The American Theatre.

Warwick United Church of Christ, Newport News has canceled its Sunday service.

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church will not have worship services on Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31.

Newport News
All Newport News public libraries will be closed Saturday, Jan. 30. The public is encouraged to check the library system’s Web site on Saturday for information whether the libraries will be open on Sunday, Jan. 31.

The Bold and Fresh Tour, featuring Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on the campus of Old Dominion University has been postponed. The two will now visit the Constant Center on the rescheduled date of Friday, May 21 at 8 p.m. Patrons holding tickets for Saturday’s show are encouraged to hold onto them as they will be honored on the rescheduled date. Refunds will be available at point-of-purchase until February 6, 2010. After this time, refunds will not be available. Please contact the Constant Center Box Office at (757) 683-4444 with questions.

5 Responses to Latest Weather Closings, Cancellations – Updated 7:08 A.M.

  1. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    What about the Tribe vs. Drexel? I’ve got 3 tickets waiting for me at will call, but there’s no way I’d even consider driving over there from Mathews in these conditions.

  2. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Where do we go to find out about the basketball game at W&M tonight? I have checked their web site and they haven’t posted any information.

  3. Anonymous

    January 30, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    According to Pete Clawson of W&M’s Tribe Athletics the game against Drexel is still on. We’ll post any news otherwise on WYDaily, but you have the right idea to go to for updates. But right now, the game is a go.

  4. Anonymous

    January 31, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Wellspring UMC Williamsburg’s building won’t be open for worship this am due to all the snow on streets, etc. but our interim Pastor, Jim Harris is doing something very creative that we’d love you to share with other folks.

    He has posted his sermon on our church’s Facebook page’s discussion board. “Friend” “Wellspring UMC Williamsburg” and take part in today’s discussion.

  5. Anonymous

    January 31, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    great resource, please update soon

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