Mayor declares state of emergency for City (UPDATED: SOE terminated)

UPDATE (4 p.m. Feb. 14, 2014): City of Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman signed at 1 p.m. Feb. 14 a proclamation terminating the state of emergency in Newton.

UPDATE (9 a.m. Feb. 13, 2014):
City of Newton offices are closed on Thursday, Feb. 13 due to the inclement weather. Sanitation services are postponed until Friday; for updates, see our Service Alerts page.

, NC (Feb. 12, 2014) – City of Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman on Wednesday, Feb. 12 signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency (PDF) for the City of Newton due to the significant winter storm that began the same day.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service forecasted snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches with the potential for a layer of ice to develop. The Catawba County area remains under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.

City of Newton Public Works and Utilities crews began preparing earlier this week for the snowstorm. Crews spread a sand and salt mixture on city roads, concentrating on hills, bridges and potentially dangerous spots. Crews will be monitoring conditions around the clock and are prepared to respond.

The City of Newton will continue to provide updates on its social media sites and at