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Cary’s A-Team Prepared for Worst as Winter Weather Cancels Some Town Operations/Services

Post Date:02/20/2020 2:08 PM
  • Snow Command will open as weather dictates this afternoon, at which time Cary’s A-Team will assemble armed with plows, salt and salt/sand mix to scale response as storm requires. 

  • Due to the impending weather, Town of Cary recreation and cultural arts facilities are closing at 4 p.m. Thursday. Thursday night’s Greenway Committee meeting is canceled. 

  • This evening’s Cary Town Council Work Session and Council Meeting are scheduled to occur as planned unless changing conditions warrant sooner action. Curbside collection will be completed today as expected.  

  • Follow the Town of Cary on social media using #311Cary for the most current updates on Town operations. 

 

Cary, NC – With the threat of winter weather looming, the Town of Cary is making preparations to service roads and issue any necessary winter weather closures and updates. The forecast in Cary is predicting rain changing over to snow in the late afternoon; temperatures are expected to fall as precipitation accumulates, and conditions are expected to worsen as the day progresses. 

“Due to yesterday’s wet weather, brining wasn’t an option, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t prepared to manage what may fall,” said Scott Hecht, Public Works Director. For this storm, Cary has 55 plows available and 3200 tons of salt on the ready. The A-Team will plow at 1-inch of snowfall; the Town of Cary does not plow private parking lots and streets. 

CLOSINGS 

  • All Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources programs are canceled and facilities are closed beginning at 4 p.m. 

  • Wake County early voting locations at Herb Young Community Center and Cary Senior Center closed at 2 p.m. An update on Friday hours will occur at 7 a.m. 

  • Thursday night’s Greenway Committee meeting is canceled.  

 

 Take time now to ensure you’re ready for adverse winter weather: 

  • Beware of sleet and ice that can accumulate on roads during change from rain to snow. Report slick spots by dialing 311 when safe to do so, and check street conditions anytime at www.townofcary.org/live

  • 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 dial 311. 

  • Report power outages to Duke Energy at 1-800-419-6356 to ensure your area appears on the repair list. 

During inclement weather, Cary citizens should call 311Cary to request non-emergency services and information. This includes, but is not limited to: facility operations, utility line breaks, media interview requests, and identifying slick spots or downed limbs. Reach 311Cary using the following methods: 

For more information, visit www.townofcary.org. For real time updates, follow Cary on Twitter @TownofCary and Facebook. 

The next update will be around 7 a.m. unless changing conditions warrant sooner action. 

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