Winter Storm Inga Update
Chapel Hill is cleaning up after Winter Storm Inga dumped nearly a foot of snow on the town. High-traffic roads have been cleared, but icy spots remain.
Town facilities are open Friday. Chapel Hill Transit service is operating on a modified schedule.
Residential solid waste collection will resume normal schedules next week. Commercial solid waste collection will be made up Saturday. Yard waste collection, including leaf collection, is canceled this week. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday curbside recycling routes—collected by Orange County Solid Waste—will be collected Friday and Saturday.
Tree Irreparably Damaged in Storm Sunday Night
A large tree near the northeast corner of the intersection of West Franklin and North Roberson streets (in front of DSI Comedy Theater and Carolina Brewery) was damaged when storms rolled through town Sunday night. Multiple large limbs broke off blocking the sidewalk.
The Town’s arborist has determined the damage, in addition to disease, has compromised the stability of the tree rendering it a hazard to the public. Town and NC Department of Transportation crews are removing the tree.
A replacement tree will be a species native to North Carolina. It will be planted in the fall, giving it the greatest chance to thrive.
The Town of Chapel Hill, which has a strong commitment to sustainability and interest in decreasing the urban “heat-island” effect, regrets when trees must be replaced. Our Tree Protection Ordinance identifies tree canopy as an important community value. We are proud that this year marks our 18th year as a Tree City, a designation from the national Arbor Day Foundation. Visit our Trees webpage at townofchapelhill.org/trees.
For more information, contact Park Maintenance Superintendent Kevin Robinson at 919-969-5104 or email@example.com.