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.
Orange County Responds to Flooding - 4:15 p.m. - 12/30/15
ORANGE COUNTY, NC (December 30, 2015)—Orange County is responding to Wednesday's flooding by deploying representatives from the Department of Social Services, Animal Services and Emergency Management to University Place in Chapel Hill.
Orange County and the Town of Chapel Hill are assisting residents who have been displaced by the rising waters. Several areas have been impacted in Chapel Hill as well as Old Greensboro Road and the White Cross area in southern Orange County. The Orange County Public Library Carrboro branch at McDougle has been closed, due to street flooding.
No injuries have been reported. Please use extreme caution when driving, avoid standing water.
Those impacted by flooding should contact Orange County Department of Social Services at 919.968.2000 or go to Southern Human Services Center at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.
To sign up for emailed news notices from the Town of Chapel Hill, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.townofchapelhill.org/signup
For more safety information, visit http://www.readync.org, and download the ReadyNC app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Also register for OC Alerts free of charge. On Twitter follow @ocncemergency or @chapelhillgov
To report rising waters, fallen trees or other public safety needs, please dial 9-1-1.
For more Chapel Hill-specific information, visit bit.ly/CHFlooding123015.