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Chapel Hill Alters Town, Transit Schedules; UNC Classes End At 2

Posted September 18, 2003

— Hurricane Isabel

brought rain and wind gusts to the Triangle early Thursday, triggering schedule changes and cancellations.

Chapel Hill Transit

will suspend service at 5 p.m. Thursday because of the possibility of falling tree limbs and debris. Service will resume Friday morning on regular schedule as conditions allow. Chapel Hill also will observe the following schedule changes Thursday:

  • Chapel Hill Public Library -- closing at 5 p.m.
  • Hargraves Community Center -- closing at 5 p.m.
  • Chapel Hill Community Center on Estes Drive -- closing at 5 p.m.
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced that classes will end at 2 p.m. Thursday.

    Also canceled are these meetings of town groups:

  • Northside Conservation District Steering Committee
  • Horace Williams Citizens Advisory Committee
  • The worst weather conditions for the Triangle are expected between 3-6 p.m. Thursday.

    Residents are urged to keep a three-day supply of anything that might be needed in case normal sources are not available. These items include:

  • Water
  • Non-perishable food
  • Medicines
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Special supplies needed for infants
  • Pet supplies
  • Cash, in case ATMs are not working
  • Battery or hand-cranked flashlights and radios
  • The town encourages everyone to know where emergency cut-offs are for electricity, natural gas and water supplies, and how to use them.

    The town also asks that everyone monitor conditions during the hours before and during the storm to stay informed about conditions in our area. Information will be posted as often as possible on the

    town of Chapel Hill Web site.


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