Travel conditions throughout the county remain treacherous after Winter Storm Diego dropped more snow on the county Monday morning and afternoon. DOT and town crews continue to work on clearing roads, but had to delay moving to secondary roads when the additional snow forced them to re-clear primary roadways again. Orange County public safety officials continue to advise residents to stay off the roads, particularly at night when temperatures drop below freezing again.
Orange County Administrative offices will be closed Tuesday. Orange County Animal Services will monitor the drop off.
Both public school systems and the Orange County Courts are also closed.
Orange County Solid Waste will not collect recycling on Dec. 11 because of the driving conditions. Customers whose recycling is normally picked up on Tuesdays are asked to put their bins out Wednesday morning. Trucks will collect the Tuesday routes on Wednesday and Thursday after finishing their normal routes on those days. Thank you for your patience.
Orange County Board of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Southern Human Services Center will be rescheduled to Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the same location..
The Orange County Advisory Board on Aging meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. at Passmore Center has also been cancelled.
Power company officials are expecting significant power outages across North Carolina throughout the impact area. Below is the contact information to report power outages.
- Duke Power - 800-769-3766 (Duke Power outage maps). Duke customers may also receive text notifications for power outages in their area. Text REG to 57801 for text alerts. With outage alerts, we'll notify you by text, voice message or email when you have an outage. We'll also send status updates and estimated restoration times.
- Piedmont Electric - Main Office 800-449-2667 or Report Outage 800-222-3107 (PEMC outage map)
- PSNC - 877-776-2427 (Signs of a gas leak)
Click here for the latest information from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Tips from OWASA for keeping your pipes from freezing.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
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