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 Police Seek Information in Armed Robberies
The Chapel Hill Police Department is seeking assistance in the apprehension of a suspect involved in armed robberies Monday evening at 405 W. Rosemary St. (La Nueva Guadalupana) and 1 Europa Drive (Sheraton Hotel). Officers were dispatched to La Nueva Guadalupana at 8:37 p.m. and at 8:58 p.m. to the Sheraton Hotel.
The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, dressed in a black shirt and either black or khaki pants. He had a small green towel covering his head. The suspect displayed a compact black handgun at both locations. The suspect got into the passenger side of a small, light colored sedan.
The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the Sheraton Hotel. Nothing was taken from La Nueva Guadalupana.
If anyone has information about these incidents, please call either the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest. You can also leave tips for Crime Stoppers at crimestoppers-chcunc.org.