Havelock tries to get back to normal after winter storm


A vehicle goes past an ice-covered speed limit sign on Belltown Road on Wednesday. Many city streets remained covered in ice on Thursday morning. The thaw is expected to start today, but authorities are still urging drivers to use caution on the roads.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:49 AM.

Havelock was trying to get back to normal Thursday morning, but the effort was slow, literally.

Snow-covered streets turned into sheets of ice overnight, and though drivers on U.S. 70 and Main Street found easier travel, getting there was the problem. Neighborhood streets and service roads remained covered in snow and sleet, and authorities urged drivers to use caution.

Craven County Schools were closed Thursday, and only designated personnel were working at Cherry Point. Personnel were expected to return to their normal work schedules on Friday.

Havelock city offices, including parks and recreation, and the senior center, were closed on Thursday. Trash pickup was off schedule and court for the day had been canceled.

The Havelock Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Family of the Quarter event was rescheduled to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, and the chamber’s business before hours event at Gurganus Elementary School was rescheduled for Feb. 25.

Annunciation Catholic School rescheduled its open house to 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 6.

The icy roads also caused delays in delivery of the print editions of the Havelock News and Windsock.

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