Weather-Related Closings, Delays for Wednesday is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

Snow begins to coat this Williamsburg neighborhood Jan. 22. (Courtesy Sam Edwards)
Snow begins to coat this Williamsburg neighborhood Jan. 22. (Courtesy Sam Edwards)

The storm rolled through the area and dumped snow on the heels of delays, closures and cancellations that began rolling in Tuesday afternoon.

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The York County School Division has canceled school for Wednesday. All YCSD offices will also be closed. Because of the significant amount of time students have missed before their final two exams, first semester exam grades will only be included in a student’s semester grade calculation if the exam grade improves the student’s semester grade.

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools are closed Wednesday. All WJCC offices will also be closed. The exam schedule at middle and high schools will be affected:

  • Grades on exams taken Tuesday will be counted only if they improve a student’s final average.
  • Final exams originally scheduled for Wednesday are canceled. Students may work with their teachers to schedule an exam no later than Feb. 7, and a grade will be counted only if it improves the student’s final average.
  • For more information click on your school’s name: Jamestown, LafayetteWarhill, Berkeley, Hornsby, Toano

Williamsburg Montessori School is closed Wednesday.

Providence Classical School is closed Wednesday.

Williamsburg Christian Academy is closed Wednesday.

Walsingham Academy is closed Wednesday.

The College of William and Mary is closed Wednesday. All non-academic activities are also canceled. The Commons and Sadler dining halls will be open during their normal hours. Essential personnel should report to work as directed by supervisors. The men’s basketball game will be played, as scheduled.

All Thomas Nelson Community College campuses are closed Wednesday.

Government Offices

The Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse and the York-Poquoson Courthouse are closed on Wednesday.

The Williamsburg Regional Library and its Croaker branch will both be closed on Wednesday.

City of Williamsburg

All city offices are closed Wednesday. Waller Mill Park and Quarterpath Recreation Center are also closed. All evening activities are canceled.

James City County 

All county offices will be closed on Wednesday, including the James City County Recreation Center, the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center and all county convenience centers and parks.

The James City County Development Review Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5. The DRC will meet in Building F at 101 Mounts Bay Road.

The Transfer Station at 1204 Jolly Pond Rd. will be closed on Wednesday. The center will open to all county residents and commercial customers from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

York County

All county offices will be closed Wednesday. The Waste Management Center, Transfer Station, recycling area, citizen drop-off and the VPPSA Compost Facility are also closed.

Williamsburg Area Transit Authority

Williamsburg Area Transit Authority buses will not be operating Wednesday. The schedule for Thursday has yet to be announced.

Military Bases

Fort Eustis will operate on a two-hour delayed reporting time Wednesday with liberal leave authorized. Employees who cannot report to work may take unscheduled or liberal leave time, however they must notify their supervisors. Mission essential personnel should report to work on time.

Langley Air Force Base remains open to mission essential personnel only. Those not mission-essential should not report to the base.

Yorktown Naval Weapons Station is requiring only mission essential personnel to report Wednesday.

Garbage and Recycling

The Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority has announced Wednesday’s recycling pickup for residents of James City and York counties and the City of Williamsburg has been moved to Saturday.

Events and Attractions

Riverside Doctors Hospital has canceled the Conversation on Women’s Health presentation scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center will open at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The outdoor interpretive areas are closed.

The Peninsula Fine Arts Center is closed on Wednesday. All classes and activities are canceled.

The Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex is ope on Wednesday, though it may be closing early.

The Wig Shop, Wythe House, Geddy House, Randolph House, Courthouse and Capitol at Colonial Williamsburg are closed. All other sites and trade shops are open. Carriage rides will not be offered. Shields Tavern is open for lunch and the 5 p.m. dinner seating. Tarpley’s, Greenhow and Craft House Stores will open by 11 a.m. The Colonial Williamsburg Lodge and restaurant are open, as are the Visitor Center, Visitor Center Café and Revolutions. The museums are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Museum Café is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


All American Red Cross blood drives in Hampton Roads are canceled Wednesday.


Cheapeake Bank and Chesapeake Investment Group will open at 10 a.m.

New Town Dental Arts is closed on Wednesday. The business plans to re-open Thursday at 9 a.m. People with appointments scheduled for Wednesday will be called when the office re-opens.

In Merchants Square, Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill, G. Bates of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Celebrations, Williamsburg at Home and Everything Williamsburg are closed. Williamsburg Craft House is open 11 a.m. until 4 or 5 p.m. The William and Mary Bookstore may open at noon. Aromas, Blue Talon Bistro, DoG Street Pub, Talbots, The Trellis Restaurant and Wythe Candy are open.

ULTA Beauty is closed on Wednesday. Those with salon appointments will be called on Thursday.