Temperatures in Emerald Isle remained at or below freezing for most of today, and are forecast to be in the teens overnight tonight. Icy conditions are expected to persist overnight and into tomorrow, and road conditions are expected to remain potentially dangerous. Drivers should use caution when driving into and within Emerald Isle.
Due to the icy road conditions anticipated in the morning, Town offices will have a delayed opening at 10 am on Friday, January 5.
The Community Center will also have a delayed opening at 10 am on Friday, January 5.
Due to the heavy weight of trash collection trucks, the continued icy conditions on many residential streets, and the emphasis on safety, trash will NOT be collected on Friday. The Town and our contractor apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate everyone's patience.
The normal trash collection schedule will resume on Monday, January 8 (oceanside) and Tuesday, January 9 (soundside).
The Town offers several platforms to keep you well-informed, and will provide additional public information as necessary.
- Visit the Town's website at https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/ ,
- Sign up for the Town's email newsletter at https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/email-text-notifications ,
- Sign up for emergency text messages by texting keyword EMERALD to 797979 or by visiting https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/email-text-notifications ,
- Visit the Town's Facebook page (Town of Emerald Isle, NC) ,
- Folllow us on Twitter (@townemeraldisle), and/or
- Download the Emerald Isle APP at the App Store or Google Play (search for "Emerald Isle, NC" and look for the Town logo.