The City of Bessemer City is closely monitoring weather conditions forecasted for Saturday, January 15, 2022 and Sunday, January 16, 2022.  At this time, the National Weather Service is calling for a mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain.

This forecast will continue to change as we get closer to Saturday.  In the meantime, City personnel are making necessary preparations in the event winter weather impacts the community.

Trash Pickup Delay
Due to inclement weather, trash pickup will be delayed one day this week for all routes. Monday’s route will run on Tuesday, Tuesday’s route will run on Wednesday, and Thursday’s route will run on Friday. 

Weather Information
For more information about this weekend’s weather, please click here to view the dashboard below.

Treacherous Weather Conditions
It is advised for citizens to stay off roads as conditions worsen today.  Icy roads are extremely dangerous, even for AWD/FWD vehicles.  City crews will continue to treat and plow roads.  

Clearing City Streets
City Crews need all City streets clear of vehicles starting Saturday night.  We ask that you remove any parked vehicles from City streets as this will help plow trucks clear streets from snow, ice, and debris. 

What You Need to Know About Power Outages

This weekend’s storm is expected to bring isolated to wide-spread power outages.  To report a power outage, please contact Duke Energy at 800-769-3766 (800-POWERON).  Duke Energy’s Power Outage Map is below.

For non-life threating emergencies, please contact the Bessemer City Police Department at (704) 629-2235.

For life threatening emergencies, please call 911.

Weather Forecast From the National Weather Service

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