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Recent Storm a Cold Memory In Cary

Few delays to Town operations Tuesday; leaf pickup schedule modified through February 5

Post Date:01/09/2017 5:00 PM

CARY, NC –Although frigid weather made treating the recent mix of snow and sleet difficult, the Town of Cary’s A-Team was back out for the third consecutive day salting and plowing remaining trouble spots along the Town’s 723 linear miles of streets. Drivers are advised to continue using caution; in addition, because of icy conditions some Town operations will be delayed Tuesday.

While we have scaled back operations, this evening and into the early morning we will be out treating our Tuesday curbside collection routes and our usual trouble spots – hills, bridges, shaded areas – to prepare for the morning commute tomorrow,” said Public Works Director Scott Hecht.

As a reminder, the Town does not treat or clear private parking lots, including those in apartment and condominium complexes or at businesses and commercial centers. To report slick spots and other non-emergency, weather-related calls, contact (919) 469-4012 until 7 a.m.; from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., call (919) 469-4090.

Recreation and cultural arts facilities remain closed tonight and there is no programming. The Information Services Advisory Board meeting scheduled tonight is canceled. 

On Tuesday,

  • Cary Town Hall will be open and operating under Tier II status until 10 a.m.;as of 10 a.m. the Town will resume normal operations; 
  • utility payments made by phone may experience longer wait times than usual; payments may also be submitted via Interactive Voice Response or online;  
  • Recreation and cultural arts facilities will open at 10 a.m.; all recreation and cultural arts programs will resume beginning at noon. Participants with questions about programs should call the facility in which they are held;
  • the Chinese Lantern Festival is scheduled to reopen in the evening; and
  • the Environmental Advisory Board meeting is cancelled.  

Building inspections that were canceled Monday have been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 10.

The Citizen’s Convenience Center is open under normal operating hours. Solid waste and recycling will be collected tomorrow on a delayed schedule. Tuesday yard waste collection has been cancelled this week. Leaf collection has also been cancelled this week and will resume next week on a new schedule as follows: Areas 1 and 2 will be picked up January 17-22, Area 3 will be picked up January 23-29 and Area 4 will be picked up January 30-February 5. To view your collection area, visit

Regular GoCary fixed route and Door-to-Door service will resume on Tuesday. Due to icy conditions, by 6 a.m. Tuesday GoCary will make a determination about Route 6 service, the Western Boulevard at Hunt Club Lane bus stop (ID #9322). Riders are encouraged to call the regional call center at (919) 485-RIDE (4533) or (919) 481-2020 for more information.

Subscribe to our free email service for the latest Cary information. The Town updates citizens and the media with news releases throughout winter weather events each morning, afternoon and evening. Click the green envelope on the Town’s homepage,, and subscribe to the News/Events/Alerts list. Information is also posted to the Town’s Facebook page, and Twitter @TownofCary. See Cary streets via the Town’s traffic camera system by tuning into Cary TV 11 on Time Warner Cable Channel 11 or AT& T Uverse Channel 99.

For more, search “Winter Weather” at

This will be the final weather-related release for this event unless changing conditions warrant other action.


Scott Hecht, Public Works Director, (919) 469-4093
Marie Maguire, Public Information Specialist, (919) 380-4227
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240


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