County of Northampton

County of Northampton

January 28, 2022 Winter Weather Event

Accomack County, the Town of Chincoteague, and Northampton County Emergency Management officials have declared a local State of Emergency ahead of tonight’s strong Winter Weather System’s arrival.

This winter weather system is projected to arrive late Friday night and extend into midday Saturday, January 29th. Light rain will transition to snow, with accumulations of 6-8” possible through Saturday afternoon. Potential wind gusts of 45mph+ may lead to blowing, drifting snow.

Travel conditions are expected to be poor. Please travel only if absolutely necessary.

In order to allow first responders to take care of the most critical emergencies first, please do not call 911 with non-emergent issues.

The Northampton County Landfill/Transfer Station and ALL convenience centers will be CLOSED on Saturday, January 29th and Sunday, January 30th. 

Our County

Northampton County is the southern 35 miles of a 70 mile long stretch of the Delmarva Peninsula known as Virginia's Eastern Shore. "The Shore" as it is affectionately named, is cradled by the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay or what is known locally as Bayside and Seaside. The Seaside, in particular, contains the largest island wilderness chain on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

The Shore is a place that has somehow managed to remain relatively unchanged through the times. Its pristine condition is mainly a result of the surrounding waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the County's isolation to large East Coast metropolises. Generations of families have created a rich tradition of living off the land through farming and fishing.

Northampton County contains numerous natural and cultural sites, including two large public parks, Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge and Kiptopeke State Park, located at the southern end of the county. Historic towns contain buildings that speak to over 350 years of architectural design in the United States.

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