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Inclement Weather Updates - 1/9/2024

As heavy rain and high winds are expected to impact the Hickory area today, the City of Hickory will update this page as any delays, closings, or cancellations occur due to inclement weather. For the latest City of Hickory updates, continue to check this page as well as the City’s Facebook page, City of Hickory, NC – Government, and the City Twitter feed, @CityofHickory. As updates become available, the City will post the information and send out updates to the media.


1/9/24, 9 a.m. Update: Henry Fork River Park is closed today, Jan. 9, due to the rain and possibility of flooding. We will update when the park is back open.

1/9/24, 10:15 a.m. Update: Geitner Park is closed. 

1/9/24, 11 a.m. Update: Glenn Hilton Park is closed.

1/9/24, 5:30 p.m. Update: Henry Fork River Park will remain closed until further notice. 

1/10/24, 10 a.m. Update: Geitner and Glenn Hilton parks have been reopened.

1/16/24, 9 a.m. Update: Henry Fork River Park was reopened this morning.



1/9/24, 1 p.m. Update: Due to flooding, 11th Ave Dr SE has been closed from 12th Ave SE to the Catawba County Public Health building.

1/10/24, 11 a.m. Update: Due to a fallen tree, 8th Ave Dr SE is closed from N.C. 127 to 2nd St SE. Crews are working to clear the road and hope to have it reopen by 1 p.m. today. 11th Ave Dr SE remains closed due to flooding.

1/10/24, 12:15 p.m. Update: 11th Ave Dr SE has been reopened.



1/9/24, 10 a.m. Update: Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Randy Isenhower declared a State of Emergency in Catawba County effective at 10 a.m. today due to a powerful storm system expected to cause flooding, power outages, road closures, and hazardous conditions in Catawba County. The declaration enables Catawba County Emergency Services to implement coordinated response and recovery efforts in all affected unincorporated areas of the county in alignment with the Catawba County Emergency Operations Plan and in collaboration with emergency response partners.

1/9/24, 2:30 p.m. Update: The City of Hickory declared an official state of emergency on Tuesday, Jan. 9, effective 2:30 p.m., in response to a winter storm resulting in strong winds and flash flooding. The emergency declaration activates the Hickory Emergency Operations Plan for all departments. The declaration also authorizes the City to apply for financial assistance, if needed, through state or federal agencies.

1/10/24, 2:30 p.m. Update: Mayor Hank Guess terminated the state of emergency declared for the City of Hickory in response to the recent storm, effective 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10.

1/16/24, 9:30 a.m. Update: Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Randy Isenhower terminated the State of Emergency declared for Catawba County in response to storm-related hazardous conditions effective 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. 



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