County offices, courthouse to open late Wednesday

Jan. 28, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

The Rutherford County Courthouse and county offices will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday because of inclement weather.

In a press release, the county also said the Welcome Center in Lake Lure will be closed all day Wednesday.

The Rutherford County Senior Center and all satellite meal sites will also be closed all day and there will be no meal deliveries to homes.

All transit trips slated before 10 a.m. have been cancelled and Rutherford Life Services passengers will be picked up beginning at 10 a.m.

Transit officials said there will be no out-of-county or Senior Center transportation on Wednesday.

Additionally, dialysis transportation will begin at 10 a.m. Officials said if a patient's appointment is prior to 10 a.m., Rutherford County Transit will pick them up after 10 a.m.

The schedule changes come as a result of a winter storm which blew through Rutherford County Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The storm forced the early closure of the Mountains Branch Library (4 p.m.), the library on Callahan-Koon Road (5 p.m.), Senior Center (3 p.m.), Welcome Center in Lake Lure (4 p.m.) Veterans office (4 p.m.) and Solid Waste Convenience Centers (5 p.m.).

The weather also caused the cancellation of the Rutherford County Library Board of Directors' meeting which was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the County Annex in Rutherfordton.