Winter 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.
Chapel Hill Responds to National Championship Celebration
The Town of Chapel Hill responded Monday night into Tuesday morning to the community’s celebration of UNC-Chapel Hill’s victory in the Men’s NCAA National Championship.
An estimated crowd of 55,000 people rushed Franklin Street immediately following the victory, at which time the streets were closed to vehicular traffic. The streets were cleaned and reopened to regular traffic at 2:09 a.m. Tuesday.
Seven injuries were reported during the event, four of whom suffered burns; Town officials extinguished and cleaned multiple bonfires on Franklin Street.
Congratulations to the Tar Heels on their sixth Men’s NCAA National Championship. We wish you safe travels on your way home to Chapel Hill!
The Town would like to thank all its many Town employees and area partners for a collaborative effort to watch out for the safety of the people of Chapel Hill.