City offices close at 1; streets, electric crews ready
Published 12:22 pm Monday, March 3, 2014
FRANKLIN—The City offices for Franklin will close at 1 p.m., though because of the approaching deadline for city council applications, the Voter Registrar’s office will remain open at its normal hours.
The city council seats for the mayor, ward 3, ward 5 and ward 6 are up for election.
The Southampton and Isle of Wight county government offices are already closed.
City Manager Randy Martin said he was hoping they could stay open a little longer, but he wanted to keep people off the roads as the temperatures decrease.
Martin said the city may open the offices up later Tuesday morning, though the Registrar’s office would open up at its normal hours.
The streets crews are waiting to put out the treatment for the streets until it starts to snow. Martin said this was so that the rain would not wash some of it away.
Martin said the ice accumulation is projected to be minimal, so he is hoping that the power outages will also be minimal.
“The temperatures from what I’ve gathered will be in the 20s, so we will have potential for that,” Martin said. “We’ve got crews ready in case.”
Southampton County Administrator said that because there is no threat of freezing rain, he’s not expecting any power outages in the county.
“The transition to snow should be pretty quick,” he said.