Update 12:15 p.m. Thursday: Visitation at the Virginia Regional Peninsula Jail will proceed according to its normal schedule.
With the latest forecast for Florence showing a less severe than anticipated impact to Greater Williamsburg, VPRJ has lifted restrictions on inmate visitation by friends and family, according to a VPRJ press release.
The restriction had been scheduled to go into effect at noon Thursday.
For visitation hours and information, visit the VPRJ website.
Original story: The Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail is canceling inmate visitation starting at noon Thursday because of Hurricane Florence.
All regular friends and family visitation is canceled, although citizen access to the magistrate and attorney-client visitation will still be available, the jail said in a news release.
The cancellation follows “established precedent” and is done for safety and security reasons for those in the facility and others traveling to the jail, the release said.
The suspension is in effect until further notice, and visitation will resume at the “earliest safe opportunity,” the jail said.