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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.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Statement from Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt re: Flooding in Chapel Hill

Post Date:07/01/2013
Heavy and persistent rains throughout the day on Sunday led to flooding in several areas of Town resulting in some temporarily impassible roadways/intersections and power outages. The floodwaters displaced about 40 residents and caused damage to some public buildings and property, including Town Hall. Staff from the Town, Orange County, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, the Red Cross and other agencies have worked together closely to clear debris, reopen streets and relocate residents affected by the flooding. At this time, all reported issues have been or are currently being addressed and all Town services are operating on a regular schedule. A temporary shelter has been established at Smith Middle School for any displaced residents

Crews remain in the field assessing flood damage and clearing away debris as necessary in preparation for the potential for more rain and flooding. Members of the community are cautioned to avoid areas where standing water remains and to contact 911 in the event of an emergency or if you notice rapidly rising waters. Please report blocked storm drains or other damage to the Town’s Public Works Department by calling 919-969-5100. Community members who wish to volunteer or otherwise offer assistance are encouraged to contact the American Red Cross at 919-942-4862.
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