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Inclement Weather Updates - Winter Storm Izzy

Inclement Weather Updates - Winter Storm Izzy

Jan 14, 2022 | Library , Patrick Beaver Memorial , Ridgeview , Public Services , Parks , Collections , Communications , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Winter Storm Izzy is forecasted to move through the Hickory region this weekend. 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.


Public Works Director Steve Miller describes the City's winter weather preparations and answers questions from the media in this video of Friday's media briefing:

City crews are out plowing, salting, and sanding the roads. Please limit travel, if possible. If you have to be out, remember to reduce your speed, keep your distance from other vehicles, and give the plows plenty of room to work.


The City of Hickory Solid Waste Division will not be collecting garbage, recycling, or yard waste on Monday, January 17, due to the inclement weather. City of Hickory customers with a Monday service day are asked to place their rollouts to the curb on Monday evening and leave them there until they can be serviced. For every other service day, customers should place their rollouts to the curb as they would normally and leave the rollouts there until they can be serviced. Recycling and Commercial Accounts will be collected as weather and road conditions permit. Yard waste and leaf pickup will be suspended for the rest of the week and will resume normally on Monday, January 24. As the day progresses, further decisions will be made about any other schedule changes. For questions regarding garbage, recycling, yard waste, or leaf collection in the City of Hickory, please call 828-323-7500.


For safety and security purposes, Henry Fork River Park, Neill Clark Recreation Park, Rotary-Geitner Park, and Kiwanis Park will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, and remain closed until City crews can get the entranceways and parking lots clear and safe to open. All other parks will be open normal hours, unless otherwise noted.


Highland Recreation Center will be closed Sunday, January 16.

Also note that City offices, libraries, and recreation centers will be closed on Monday, January 17, in honor and observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.


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Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550

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