Gov. Bev Perdue declared a state of emergency Monday in North Carolina because of snowfall and anticipated ice accumulation.
Many county organizations closed Monday, in an effort to ensure the safety of county travelers.
All county schools systems; Catawba County Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools and Hickory Public Schools, were closed Monday.
Catawba County Schools Public Information Officer Carleen Crawford said she anticipated a decision about Tuesday's closing sometime Monday afternoon or evening.
Catawba Valley Community College was closed Monday, and faculty and staff weren't required to report to work. The college aims to make decisions about additional closings for morning classes before 6 a.m. Decisions about afternoon and evening classes are made as soon as possible, according to CVCC's website.
Lenoir-Rhyne University's evening classes were canceled Monday. Faculty and staff were urged to use extreme caution if they could report to work. Information about cancellations can be found by calling (828) 328-SNOW or (828) 328-7669.
Catawba County government operated on a two-hour delay Monday and opened at 10 a.m. River Bend, Baker's Mountain and St. Stephens parks were closed.