Travel Safety Initiatives
We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.
Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.
The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.
UNC Police Investigating Detonation of Device in McCorkle Place
News Release from UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC Police are investigating the detonation of a small device at Davie Poplar in McCorkle Place. Please avoid the area. A suspect is in custody. Cameron Avenue is currently closed to through traffic between S. Columbia St. and Raleigh St.
The investigation is ongoing. Please refer to alertcarolina.unc.edu for updates.
ABOUT THIS ALERT CAROLINA EMAIL: The University issues a Timely Warning if there is a continuing danger and notification will not compromise law enforcement. It is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s emergency communications plan. An Informational Message informs the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Alert Carolina website at http://alertcarolina.unc.edu.