COVINGTON, Va. (WFXR) – Officials with the City of Covington say they have declared a local emergency due to the winter storm.

City manager Krystal Onaitis signed the declaration earlier Sunday morning.

This declaration will coincide with former Gov. Ralph Northam’s State of Emergency which was issued earlier this week.

This action will help with any storm response that is needed as well as reimbursing costs from any impacts which may occur.