City services, public transit suspended

City services, public transit suspended

Credit: David Felkel

City services, public transit suspended


by Staff

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 4:14 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With extremely dangerous road conditions, many municipalities have announced office closures and disruptions in utility services, such as trash pickup and public transportation. Read on to see what's going on in your neighborhood; we'll add more information as it's disseminated to media outlets. Be sure to check back.


City offices are closed through noon Thursday. Waste Pro will not run; call (704) 825-5586 if you need to contact city services.


Caldwell County government office will reopen Friday at 11 a.m. The Caldwell County Register of Deeds Valentine Wedding Extravaganza will go on as panned.


Catawba County offices are closed Thursday.


The City of Charlotte and the County of Mecklenburg announced early Thursday all city and county offices are closed. 311 will continue to operate as normal.

All Solid Waste services in Charlotte are suspended for this week and will resume next week.

CATS light rail service is operating on its normal schedule. But CATS bus service has been cancelled after operators made an attempt Thursday morning to provice service.

STS, Special Transportation Service, service is canceled Thursday.

The I-277 loop and Independence Boulevard both remain extremely hazardous, officials say, and are subject to closure if conditions worsen.

SouthPark Mall is closed Thursday.

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte remains closed Thursday.


Solid waste collection will not resume Thursday. Residents are advised to leave their cans at the curb until collected. Officials say crews are on an estimated two-day delay on pickup. Yard waste will not be collected this week.

Concord Mills Mall is closed Thursday.


Conover city offices are operating on a two-hour delay Thursday. Sanitation Service for Thursday will happen Friday, and if not completed during daylight hours will extend to Saturday.


Crews in Hickory are still working to clean major roadways. Neighborhood roads won't be tended to until main thoroughfares are cleared. Crews have used 100 tons of salt and 200 tons of sand so far.

The City of Hickory Solid Waste Department is not collecting trash or recycling Thursday.

Core city services are up and running, but most facilities remain closed.


City officials say with an estimated 6-inches of snowfall and another 2-inches of ice, garbage and recycling pickup is suspended Thursday and Friday.

Public Works worked through the night to make major streets passable, but authorities urge residents to stay off the roadways as salt and snow plows are ineffective at this point.


City offices in Newton are closed Thursday.  Sanitation services for Thursday have been postponed; crews will attempt to collect Thursday routes on Friday. The city advises resident to leave their cans curbside if they've not been collected.

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