Chapel Hill 01/31/2010 Winter Conditions

Quick update from the Town:

WINTER STORM 5 p.m. Jan. 31 Notice
Posted Date: 1/31/2010

Following the weekend snowstorm, normal operations for Town of Chapel Hill services are anticipated tomorrow (Monday, Feb. 1) with the exception of Monday trash collection, which has been rescheduled to Wednesday.

Public works crews will remain busy with snow plowing and de-icing work, necessitating the delay in trash collection. Monday recycling services, provided by Orange County, are canceled. For more information, contact Orange Community Recycling Programs at 919-968-2788.

Although residents finally got to see pavement on many Chapel Hill streets on Sunday, they are cautioned that hazardous driving conditions persist with slick roads. Expect to encounter ice in the morning. As temperatures rise, melting ice and snow may cause runoff that could result in flooding of some streets and low lying areas. Crews over the weekend have focused on primary roads and bus routes. On Monday, they will address secondary streets.

For more information about the Town’s process for Snow and Ice Removal, see here.

Chapel Hill also has an interactive Adverse Weather Map. See here. Residents with questions about snow plowing and anti-icing may call the Public Works Department at 919-969-5100 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For emergencies, always call 911.

Chapel Hill Transit buses on Monday will follow their normal routes and schedules, as long as the streets are safe for travel. Bus routes that will be operating on detours are the A, G, N and T. CHT will not be operating on the following streets/areas until further notice:

A – Sevrin, Umstead and North Forest Hills
G – Lakeshore and Booker Creek (these areas will be served with a van shuttle that will connect to regular routes buses at Phillips Middle School)
N – Village Drive
T – Carol Woods and East Chapel Hill High School

All routes will likely experience delays due to road conditions. CHT encourages customers to be extra cautious when boarding and alighting vehicles as many area sidewalks and roadways remain slippery. EZ Rider and Shared Ride services are providing normal service today, however, customers may experience significant delays as road conditions dictate the ability of drivers to maneuver their vehicles on many area side streets and provide door-to-door service

For updates from Chapel Hill Transit, visit its Inclement Weather page at here or call 919-969-4900 and press “1” for Route and Schedule Information – expect some wait time due to high call volumes. For EZ Rider/Shared Ride Services, call 919-969-5544.






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