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Cary Wakes Up to Icy Conditions on Friday

Post Date:02/21/2020 9:34 AM
  • As a result of Thursday’s winter weather, response teams reported this morning two crashes with one injury, six downed trees with zero injuries, and scattered patches of black ice. While major streets have been treated, some icy spots and downed limbs still pose a risk; if you must travel, view real-time conditions on the Town of Cary’s Live Traffic Feed prior to venturing out. 

  • Due to current conditions, Cary Town Hall will open at 10 a.m., at which time field inspections will begin. Cary’s recreation and cultural arts programs are canceled prior to noon on Friday, at which time those facilities will open. Early voting at the Herb C. Young Community Center and Cary Senior Center will resume at 11 a.m. All GoCary fixed routes are now in service, operating on a delayed schedule. 

  • Citizens should continue to dial 311 – or (919) 469-4000 if outside Cary Town limits - to request non-emergency services and information including facility operations, utility line breaks, media interview requests, slick spots on streets, or downed limbs. For immediate threats to life and property, dial 911.  

CARY, NC – Cleared streets but patches of black ice remain in Cary as a result of yesterday’s bout of winter weather. Overnight, the Town of Cary A-Team focused on treating bridges, major intersections and main thoroughfares, and clearing a handful of downed trees. Emergency crews responded to two motor-vehicle crashes, one of which had temporarily closed a section of US 1 overpass at US 64 (it has since reopened). One crash injury has been reported. The 911 center received 35 calls in the morning hours, 15 of which were emergency related. 

“We encourage people to wait as long as they can before heading out this morning,” said Public Safety Director Allan Cain. “If you have to go out, and if the street looks extra shiny, take it slow.” Before venturing out, drivers can monitor current street conditions at www.townofcary.org/live. As a reminder, Aviation Parkway at Dominion continues to be closed as a result of downed power lines; emergency repair crews estimate the closure to last through this afternoon. 

OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS

Due to Thursday’s storm and overnight temperatures, a number of Town services and buildings are operating on delayed schedules: 

  • Cary Town Hall will open at 10 a.m. 

  • Inspections & Permits field inspectors will begin routes at 10 a.m. with the goal of completing today’s scheduled inspections by end of business. 

  • Cary’s recreation and cultural arts programs will resume normal operations at noon today. Participants are encouraged to call the facility where programs are being held to confirm specific activities will be held as scheduled. 

  • Early voting at the Herb C. Young Community Center and Cary Senior Center will resume at 11 a.m. 

  • All GoCary fixed routes are now in service, operating on a delayed schedule. 

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 Town of Cary Facebook

 

This is the last winter weather release unless changing conditions warrant action.

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