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Iredell County urges residents to remain weather aware

PRESS RELEASE As of the 8:00 am Monday, September 11 outlook, Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the potential still exists for impacts within Iredell County. Tropical storm force winds currently reach as much as 200 miles from the storm’s center, which could reach into Iredell County. These winds, when combined with […]

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City of Statesville prepares for Irma

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville City departments have begun preparation for a possible hit from Hurricane Irma. In addition to filling up gas tanks for city vehicles and equipment, sharpening chainsaws and checking supplies, departments have been making sure that generators are in order and radios and other communications equipment are in working order. A priority […]

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County moving debris dumpsters in Cool Springs

PRESS RELEASE The dumpster located at Swann’s Crossing will be moved to Destiny Drive Saturday morning. Iredell County Solid Waste will relocate the dumpster from Destiny Drive to Sain Road on Saturday afternoon. Iredell County Solid Waste facilities will not be open for operation on Monday, May 29th. If you have any questions, please call […]

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Technical details released for Iredell tornado

Winds reached 115 miles-per-hour during Wednesday’s Cool Springs Tornado. That’s according to the National Weather Service, which released technical data late yesterday. Investigators say there were two touchdowns of the tornado, one classified as an EF0, the other an EF2. The scale goes up to EF5, which is the most severe. The first touchdown occurred […]

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Iredell providing dumpsters for debris, waiving permit fees for storm-damaged structures

PRESS RELEASE Iredell County will provide dumpsters at the end of Hunters Ridge Lane and the end of Swann Crossing Road. Iredell County Solid Waste will be placing the dumpsters tomorrow morning. Iredell County located dumpsters in these areas because of the extensive cleanup. Iredell County Solid Waste will waive tipping fees for any storm-related […]

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City of Statesville ready for winter weather

FROM PRESS RELEASE STREETS: Crews will continue to spread brine Friday before the storm to help prevent freezing. They hope to hit all 150-miles of streets in Statesville. Several hours before the storm hits, crews will begin spreading a sand/calcium mix that will help with traction and ice prevention. The priority is to hit the […]

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Statesville urging drivers to stay off roads

PRESS RELEASE It’ll be dark soon and the concern is that a relatively quiet day will become an extremely busy and dangerous night. The Police Department couldn’t be more serious about the need to stay off the roads. Road conditions have deteriorated greatly. It is unsafe to be on the roads unless it is an […]

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Region preps for winter weather

People are getting ready for the possibility of winter weather expected later today and tomorrow. (AUDIO: Wendell Speagle). We saw an increase in traffic starting yesterday and they’re buying your traditional bread, milk…. just your staples, lot of soups Wendell Speagle, he’s Store Manager at the Turnersburg Highway Food Lion in Statesville. People are also […]

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Statesville ready for severe weather

FROM PRESS RELEASE The City of Statesville, along with N.C. Department of Transportation crews are prepared as the latest round of winter weather moves into the region. Statesville Public Works Director Scott Harrell said that the Street Division will send out sand trucks early Wednesday morning to cover bridges and common trouble spots in the […]

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Officials urge preparedness ahead of possible severe weather

PRESS RELEASE Due to the forecasted potential for severe weather from now through Wednesday evening, and the impending hazards associated, Iredell County Emergency Management urges all citizens to be vigilant, alert and make plans now to stay safe.. The National Weather Service is concerned over this potential threat which will bring heavy rains along with […]

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