Jacksonville NC prepares for wintry weather Friday - Christi Hill Team

Jacksonville NC prepares for wintry weather Friday

Jacksonville NC snowstorm prep

Jacksonville NC prepares for wintry weather Friday

In anticipation of an unaccustomed snowstorm Thursday night and into Friday morning (February 20 and  21), the city of Jacksonville NC is advising residents that it will be operating on a two-hour delay Friday.  An  updated forecast by the National Weather Service reports that the chances of precipitation in Onslow, Lenoir and Craven Counties have increased from 30% to 70%, or even 80%.

Erik Heden, an NWS meteorologist, told JDNews.com, “The forecast for the chances of precipitation in those areas have risen and a good indicator for the precipitation changing over to snow is just after dark.”

Heden added that he expects the drastic weather change to take place as early as 7 p.m. Thursday.

City preparations

The expected weather conditions have prompted city officials to announce a two-hour delay for most city services Friday. The city notification recommended, “The city wishes residents to stay safe and heed law enforcement advice to only travel as necessary during the winter storm event.”

City Hall, along with other city offices and facilities, plan to open at 10 a.m. However, essential employees will report to work on their normal schedules.

Residents who have a regular Friday trash and recycling pick-up can still expect to have it picked up. It will just be later than usual. Pick-up crews request that residents wait until after the rain and snow event to place their containers at their curb. They expect to start their pick-up route at approximately 9 a.m. as long as the weather permits.

Additionally, as long as the weather permits, Jacksonville transit service is operating on a two-hour delay. As a result, service will start at 8 a.m. Service to Camp Lejeune is being reduced. The city is advising residents who use the transit system regularly and have the Jacksonville Transit App (Transloc) to check it for updated schedule changes for each stop.

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