Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Snow scare: Who plows Colonial Parkway during the shutdown?

The National Park Service is still closed because of the partial government shutdown.

So who’s in charge of plowing Colonial Parkway if it snows?

Apparently, still the National Park Service.

“The National Park Service will clear the Parkway of snow, if it is impacted by wintry weather,” Gail Whittaker, city spokeswoman for Yorktown, wrote in an email.

Whittaker said the county administrator spoke with the park superintendent who confirmed NPS will clear the parkway in case of snow.

Because of the partial government shutdown, the park superintendent is not available to speak with the media, Whittaker said.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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