WINTER WEATHER ALERT. The Town’s public-facing facilities are closed on Thursday. Trash collection canceled while crews work on storm clean-up. Transit service suspended until further notice. Council meeting canceled. Call-in available at 919-969-5005 btw 9 am and 7 pm Thursday for non-emergency issues related to storm. 

Power outage? Contact Duke Energy at 1-800-419-6356 or or text OUT to 57801.

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SNOWPLOWWinter Storm Inga Update

Chapel Hill is cleaning up after Winter Storm Inga dumped more than 6 inches of snow on the town. Public Works crews are focusing on clearing Town-maintained streets, bridges, overpasses and trouble spots. The NC Department of Transportation is focusing on the five major roads through Chapel Hill (Franklin Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Columbia Street, Fordham Boulevard, Manning Drive, and South Road/NC Highway 54).

Meeting cancelations: Wednesday's Chapel Hill Town Council regular business meeting is canceled. Wednesday's Chapel Hill Cultural Arts Commission meeting is canceled. The Meet the Author Tea scheduled for Thursday has been canceled and may be rescheduled for a later date.

Town facilities will be closed on Thursday. This includes Parks and Recreation facilities (including the Aquatics Center on Homestead Road), the Chapel Hill Public Library and other public-facing facilities.

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Homestead Aquatic Center Closure

Post Date:01/06/2017 3:19 PM

UPDATE: Repairs to the Homestead Aquatic Center pool will take one week longer than initial estimates. With the remaining repairs, water replacement, treating and heating, the facility is scheduled to open in mid-February.

Previously released: The Town of Chapel Hill’s Homestead Aquatic Center, 300 Aquatic Drive, will close on Tuesday, Jan. 17, for facility maintenance, that may require the closure for only a couple of days – or, for up to two to three weeks.

We regret the inconvenience to our swimmers, and will provide a schedule update as soon as possible.

Here’s where to swim during the closure:

Chapel Hill Community Center Pool, 120 S. Estes Drive, will be open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday; 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. These are expanded hours to accommodate swimmers.

In the spirit of partnership in the local aquatics community, during the shutdown, Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation pool pass holders will be allowed to use the swimming pools at the following locations (Pass holders will need to show their pool pass or fob and will be asked to fill out a guest form):

Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA, 980 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill
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UNC Campus Recreation Bowman Gray Memorial Pool, 300 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC
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Orange County Sportsplex, 101 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough
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Hollow Rock Racquet and Swim Club; 5100 Erwin Road, Durham
Hours available for Parks and Rec pass holders will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

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