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.
Chapel Hill Police Receives AAA Carolinas 2013 Traffic Safe Community Award
For the eighth year in a row, Chapel Hill is among the top five North Carolina communities for its efforts to promote traffic safety.
Chapel Hill received the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s top award as the “North Carolina Traffic Safe Community of the Year” for 2013. Chapel Hill has claimed the top spot for a community of 30,000 or more three times in the last five years. This honor is awarded based on an analysis of crash statistics, number of law enforcement officers per capita, and the presence of a formal traffic safety program that delivers year-round traffic safety initiatives.
Members of the Chapel Hill Police Department Traffic Unit accepted the award at an awards luncheon held this week at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham.