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Port of Richmond closes due to winter weather

 

Jerome Davis, a resident of Norfolk Ingleside neighborhood, waits for transit bus near Scope arena after arriving there by light rail Thursday Feb. 26, 2015 in Norfolk, Va. Due to heavy snow, Hampton Roads Transit activated emergency snow bus routes. Most of Hampton Roads had 4 to 6 inches of snow on the ground early Thursday morning.  (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Hyunsoo Leo Kim)  MAGS OUT

Jerome Davis, a resident of Norfolk Ingleside neighborhood, waits for transit bus near Scope arena after arriving there by light rail Thursday Feb. 26, 2015 in Norfolk, Va. Due to heavy snow, Hampton Roads Transit activated emergency snow bus routes. Most of Hampton Roads had 4 to 6 inches of snow on the ground early Thursday morning. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Hyunsoo Leo Kim) MAGS OUT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Port of Virginia says it has closed its terminal in Richmond due to heavier than expected snowfall.

The port originally had hoped to keep the Richmond terminal open, even as its terminals and Hampton Roads were shuttered due to the snowstorm.

The Virginia Inland Port remained open on Thursday.

The port anticipates having the Port of Richmond open on Friday. Operations at the Hampton Roads terminals and its offices should be back to normal by Monday.

 

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