News Flash


Posted on: February 17, 2021

Be prepared for severe weather

Icy pine tree (Pinus sp.) branches after an ice storm; Boxborough, Massachusetts

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm warning for 7:00 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, through 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night.

Read the storm warning details on the NWS website at Rain, freezing rain, and ice have the potential to take down trees and power lines and cut off electricity. has a lot of tips on emergency preparation and how to stay safe during a power outage. Click here to read the Ready page on power outages and click here for information on winter weather safety.

Although the City's Police, Fire, Public Utilities, and Public Works Department are ready to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, workers are taking a few extra precautions for the tomorrow. 

Fire Department staff is topping off fuel tanks in all their trucks and making sure chain saws are sharpened and running smoothly. Firefighters are checking all protective equipment and getting tire chains ready for truck as well. The Chief is also making sure the City's firefighters are well rested to be able to respond during the night if needed. Public Works staff have prepped two sand spreaders and one salt spreader to respond to clear streets. Workers are putting chains on tires and have all of the department's power saw equipment ready to respond to downed trees. Police and Public Utilities are also checking their vehicles and equipment to make sure everything is in order to handle possible winter weather.

If a tree falls and blocks a road, that is an emergency. Residents should call 911 and report the situation. Residents should call 911 and report the situation. The 911 dispatcher will contact the appropriate agency to get the road cleared as soon as possible. The City will only clear trees from roads and possibly rights-of-way. The City of Lenoir does not trim branches or limbs around any utility lines. That’s the responsibility of the utility provider who owns the lines. Call Blue Ridge Energy at 828-754-9071 and call Duke Energy at 800-777-9898 to report trees and limbs near power lines.

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recommends that residents do not drive during winter weather unless they have to.  If residents must drive during winter weather, NCDOT provides some safety tips. Click here to visit NCDOT's Driving in Winter Weather page.

During any freezing temperatures, residents should take precautions to keep their water pipes from freezing. Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children. When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.

Residents can stay informed about what's happening in the City via CodeRED and Notify Me.  

CodeRED is a communication tool that lets staff notify residents and businesses by telephone, text message, email, and social media of time-sensitive information, emergencies, or urgent notifications. Click here for more information and how to sign up for CodeRED

Notify Me alerts inform subscribers about information posted to the City website such as  upcoming events, news, youth sports, and more. Residents have to sign up for Notify Me. Click here to visit the Notify Me page.

City of Lenoir Firefighter Josh Hollar inspects a chain saw at Station 1, Feb. 17, 2021

City of Lenoir Firefighter Josh Hollar inspects a chain saw at Station 1, Feb. 17, 2021, before loading it onto a fire truck.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News


Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Posted on: October 9, 2021
water boiling in a pot on a stove

Boil Water Advisory!

Posted on: October 9, 2021
Ladies walking on the Lenoir Greenway

Section of greenway closed Tuesday morning

Posted on: September 27, 2021
The Aquamarine sculpture by Mike Roig located on the City of Lenoir greenway

Sculpture Celebration this weekend

Posted on: September 8, 2021
LPD Silver Car, Aug. 8, 2021

Lenoir police car getting new look

Posted on: August 10, 2021
FraXured performing live in 2014

Lenoir Connect, August 2021

Posted on: August 5, 2021
Jeff Holland sitting on the Ventrac at Mulberry Rec

It mows, it sweeps, it trims!

Posted on: July 15, 2021
Lenoir Local logo

Lenoir Local: Meet Mayor Gibbons

Posted on: July 6, 2021
Lenoir Local logo

City of Lenoir starts new podcast

Posted on: June 28, 2021
A side of the house at 1921 Marigold Ln before demolition

City cleans up two properties

Posted on: June 8, 2021
general fund expenses chart

Council approves 2021-2022 budget

Posted on: June 4, 2021
K9 Atos

Council welcomes new K9 Team

Posted on: June 4, 2021
Bloom blast plants

Bloom Blast in Downtown Lenoir

Posted on: May 25, 2021
payroll clerk counting money

COVID impact aid still available

Posted on: May 20, 2021
Workers pave Victoria Court in Lenoir, NC

Paving is in the air

Posted on: April 12, 2021
Screen shot of the Council zoom meeting

Council sets priorities for 2021

Posted on: March 4, 2021
Winter Weather Delay

City Hall opening on delay

Posted on: February 17, 2021
City of Lenoir Brand full logo, Lenoir NC, Create With Us

Find your way in the City of Lenoir

Posted on: January 28, 2021
A construction worker paints the metal windows at the new Blue Bell apartments.

More multifamily housing on the horizon

Posted on: January 15, 2021
K9 Axel

Police K9 Axel passes

Posted on: December 30, 2020
Jesse Plaster stands in an apartment at 1001 West Ave in downtown Lenoir

New year, new homes in Downtown Lenoir

Posted on: December 16, 2020
A close up photo of five luminaries at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir, NC

Luminary display starts tonight

Posted on: December 11, 2020
The trees in front of City Hall have been pruned.

City trims trees in downtown

Posted on: January 11, 2021
Donald Hall

City Council honors Donald Hall

Posted on: December 2, 2020
City workers have graded and prepped new section of greenway at T.H. Wilson Park.

City expanding greenway at Wilson Park

Posted on: November 20, 2020
City of Lenoir Christmas tree in Downtown Lenoir, Nov. 18, 2020

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

Posted on: November 18, 2020
The City Hall lobby has been upgraded with new LED lighting.

Bright lights, big savings

Posted on: November 13, 2020

Turkey Tuesday canceled this year

Posted on: November 13, 2020
Person in a ghost costume, Have a Happy and Safe Halloween

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Posted on: October 30, 2020
Truck performing leaf pickup

Leaf collection starts in November

Posted on: October 23, 2020
Paving message board on Mulberry Street in Lenoir, Oct. 23, 2020.

Paving on Mulberry Street starts Monday

Posted on: October 23, 2020
Greenhaven Drive from Blowing Rock Boulevard to Arlington Circle was repaved Oct. 19, 2020.

Paving project started this week

Posted on: October 20, 2020
Richard Hedrick

City Council honors Richard Hedrick

Posted on: October 9, 2020
Woman sitting at a desk holding a phone in front of a laptop

Like online services? We have a few.

Posted on: September 23, 2020
Greenhaven Street in front of the Martin Luther King Jr Center

City paving streets

Posted on: September 23, 2020
The front of the house located at 213 Sunset St.

Controlled burn on Sunset Street

Posted on: June 23, 2020