Programs Canceled, Services Delayed as Snow and Cold Temps Linger in Cary
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- Town of Cary trash and recycling collection is on a two-hour delay; yard waste collection is suspended for the rest of the week.
- GoCary fixed route and Tier 1 door-to-door services will start at 10 a.m. Tier 2 and 3 reservations are canceled today.
- Recreation and cultural arts programming, including full-day camps, is canceled today and facilities are closed. This evening’s summer job fair has been moved until tomorrow.
Cary, NC – Despite the Cary A-Team’s prompt response to Mother Nature’s flash of flurries last night, below freezing temperatures means snow will linger and make travel challenging today. Plowing and spreading operations continue this morning, and crews will clear and treat Cary’s 766 linear miles of streets throughout the day by focusing on main thoroughfares first, followed by primary streets within subdivisions. Neighborhood streets will be cleared according to solid waste collection routes, which are operating one day later this week due to the New Year’s Day holiday.
“We are making good progress in treating and plowing Cary streets, but with temperatures as cold as they are, we advise people to stay off thoroughfares as long as can,” said Scott Hecht, Public Works Director. “With no additional frozen precipitation in the forecast, we will continue to assess street conditions throughout the day to plan our evening response.”
Cary street conditions can be viewed via the Town’s traffic camera system by tuning into Cary TV on Time Warner Cable Channel 11, AT& T Uverse Channel 99 and Google TV Channel 142, and online at www.townofcary.org/live. As a reminder, the Town does not treat private parking lots, including those in apartment and condominium complexes or at businesses and commercial centers.
OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS
- Cary Town Hall is open during regular business hours.
- Trash and recycling will be collected following a two-hour delay; yard waste collection is suspended for the remainder of the week. Citizens are reminded that curbside collection is operating one day later this week due to the New Year’s Day holiday. Curbside Collection Assistance customers will be collected at curb only for rest of week.
- The Citizens Convenience Center is closed today.
- GoCary fixed route and Tier 1 door-to-door services are delayed until 10 a.m. All Tier 2 and 3 reservations are canceled today.
- All Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources programs are canceled and staffed facilities are closed for the day.
- The Summer Fun Job Fair has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Friday, January 5 from 4-6 p.m. at Bond Park Community Center.
This year’s winter storm inventory includes 77 pieces of equipment – 54 plows and 23 spreaders – along with 900 tons of salt and 2,500 tons of salt/sand mix. Take time now to ensure you’re ready for adverse winter weather:
- Be proactive and locate and learn how to use your residence’s master water shut off valve in the event of broken utility pipes.
- Bring your solid waste and recycling bins to the curb, including those living in multi-family units who typically receive backyard service.
- Do not park on streets so that Town equipment can service the area.
- Do not attempt to deal with downed limbs or trees on a street or sidewalk on your own since they may be tangled in live power lines; instead call the Town’s non-emergency number at (919) 469-4012.
- GoCary fixed route and door-to-door transit riders can call the service directly for updates: (919) 481-2020.
- Be neighborly and check on neighbors to ensure everyone is OK.
- Stay indoors during severe winter weather. If you do decide to venture out—whether walking or driving—let folks know when and where you are going so that they can contact emergency officials should you fail to reach your destination. Take a cell phone just in case.
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The next update will be at 4 p.m. Thursday unless changing conditions warrant sooner actions.
Scott Hecht, Public Works Director, (919) 469-4093
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240