City of Wilmington Announces Building Closing on Thursday Due to Approaching Winter Storm

Posted on  02/12/2014 4:32 pm

The City of Wilmington will be closed on Thursday, February 13, 2014, due to the significant snowfall that is expected to begin on Wednesday night and continue into early Thursday morning.

A winter storm warning has be in effect from 4:00pm yesterday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly anticipates snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches.

Motorists are advised to adjust travel plans accordingly, as driving conditions will rapidly deteriorate and become hazardous as snow falls.

In preparation for the snow storm, the Department of Public Works, Wilmington Police Department, Wilmington Fire Department, Department of Licenses and Inspections and Department of Parks and Recreation will work collectively to address issues relating to the inclement weather operations.

With the anticipation for heavy snowfall, the City has prepared various snow removal equipment including: 15 large dump trucks with salt spreaders, 12 pickup trucks with plows, three bobcat units, three stake body trucks for snow removal and dumping, and one dump truck for snow removal and dumping. In addition to the snow removal equipment, Public Works has secured almost 2000 tons of salt and 100 tons of sand.

For further details or weather updates, please refer to your local forecast.