Cary to Resume Normal Operations Monday
- All non-emergency and non-essential Town of Cary activities, including camps, programs and events at Town facilities, are canceled through Sunday except the Atlantic Tire Championships.
- Garbage and recycling will be collected on a normal schedule next week. The Citizen's Convenience Center at 313 N. Dixon Ave. will be closed Sunday but will resume normal hours Monday.
- GoCary will operate service as normal except for Tier 3 door-to-door service, which will not operate on Sunday.
Cary, NC – The Town of Cary will resume normal operations on Monday as Tropical Storm Florence continues to move west. Garbage, recycling and yard waste will be collected on a normal schedule next week. The Citizen's Convenience Center at 313 N. Dixon Ave. will be closed Sunday but will resume normal hours Monday. All non-emergency and non-essential Town of Cary activities, including camps, programs and events at Town facilities, remain canceled through Sunday except the Atlantic Tire Championships, which will be held as planned. The NC Courage game on Sunday has been postponed to Tuesday and will be played in Portland, Oregon. GoCary will operate service as normal on Sunday except Tier 3 Door to Door service, which will not operate.
“While my family has a personal connection to NC’s coast, this is my first hurricane and tropical storm as Town Manager, and I am not only thankful for but incredibly impressed with the level of preparation and response demonstrated by both staff and our citizens,” said Cary CEO Sean R. Stegall. “Our focus now is on recovery and continuing to help our neighbors more severely impacted throughout the state.”
Cary Fire Department personnel and other resources have been mobilized to municipalities to assist in the wake of the storm. A 12-person swift water rescue team was deployed to Lillington and Dunn, while a fire engine was sent to assist in New Bern. Cary hoteliers, restaurants and businesses also helped accommodate numerous evacuees from eastern North Carolina counties during the storm.
“Over the last week, Cary has been a safe space for so many people escaping Hurricane Florence, including not only those who’ve come from the coast but also our own Town employees who live far away but choose to give their professional best to our community. We’re grateful to the care local hoteliers, restaurants, and businesses have given them during this trying time,” said Stegall.
Throughout the storm, there were 28 reports of downed trees, debris and/or wires in Cary. Citizens should bring storm debris to the curb to be collected in the coming weeks. Please take care not to place debris in the street or on sidewalks. Report traffic signal outages and downed trees on Cary streets and sidewalks to the Town of Cary at (919) 469-4012. Remember trees may be tangled in live power lines, so do not attempt to move them on your own.
Greenways may become blocked by downed trees and are in low, flood prone areas. The Town encourages residents to avoid using the greenways during and immediately after the storm. Motorists are reminded to treat non-working signalized intersections as four-way stops.
Report power outages to Duke Energy Progress anytime at 1-800-419-6356, or Apex Electric 919-372-7475 after hours. Please do not call 911 unless you are experiencing an immediate threat to life or property.
Citizens can keep up with alerts from the Town on social media, including Facebook and Twitter, or in their inbox by signing up for email alerts at www.townofcary.org/email. For more preparedness tips, search “Ready Cary” at www.townofcary.org. To be notified by phone of non-weather-related imminent threats to life, health or property in Cary, register at www.readywake.com. And visit Weather Delays/Cancellations and the Town’s Calendar at www.townofcary.org for updates on activities and events.
Kathryn Trogdon, Public Information Specialist, (919) 380-4240
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