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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Town In News 6/8/17

Post Date:06/08/2017 1:49 PM


Town in News – TIN Report – is a sampling of news media coverage about the Town of Chapel Hill compiled by the Communications and Public Affairs Department. This listing includes articles and columns that are available on the web, and may not necessarily contain all stories in the print edition of the papers or on televised broadcasts.

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Consultants Hired to Conduct Review of Orange County Water Crisis (

A third-party consultant has been hired by county executives to study the water crisis that brought life in Chapel Hill and Carrboro to an inconvenient crawl over four months ago. Read more:


Weigh in on revised plan for Chapel Hill Wegmans, traffic circle (The Chapel Hill News)

Wegmans Food Markets won’t return to the Town Council until fall, but you can can tell a developer Thursday what you think about plans for the grocery and a traffic circle on Old Durham Road. Read more:


Orange County invests $2.5M of bond money in 52 affordable homes (The Herald-Sun)

Orange County will use $2.5 million in bond money to help individuals and families move into 52 affordable homes in the next three years. Read more:


Downtown Chapel Hill Loses Large Tree to Strong Weekend Storm (

A large tree in downtown Chapel Hill has fallen victim to a strong storm that passed through the area on Sunday. Read more:


Triangle cities using data to improve efficiency, quality of life (The News & Observer)

When thousands of UNC-Chapel Hill students flooded Franklin Street after the men’s basketball national championship game in April, Chapel Hill town staff were watching. Read more:


Summer Meal Program Feeds K-12 Students in Chapel Hill and Carrboro (

School is nearly out for the summer in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, but cafeteria workers are ready to remain in service for students of the local district that rely on federal lunches. Read more:


More Than 150 Residents Complain of OWASA Water Taste, Odor (

For the second time in two weeks, Orange Water and Sewer Authority has issued a statement reassuring residents in southern Orange County that the water is safe. Read more:


Durham, Chapel Hill mayors commit to Paris agreement (The Herald-Sun)

Mayors from Durham, Chapel Hill and Charlotte are among 82 city and town leaders committing to upholding the Paris climate accord following President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw U.S. participation. Read more:


Algae imparts ‘funny’ taste to Orange County water, but it’s safe to drink, officials insist (The Herald-Sun)

Orange County’s water tastes “funny,” but it’s completely safe to drink, OWASA official Kenneth Loflin says. Read more:


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