Posted on 18 February 2015.
Town of Davidson offices were open again Wednesday, but trash collection in town has been delayed a day because of the winter weather. Meanwhile, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools announced schools would open two hours late Thursday.
The town said Republic Waste Services is operating on a one-day delay, so Tuesday’s schedule was being collected Wednesday. If you typically put trash out Wednesday, put it out Thursday, etc.
|DUKE ENERGY URGES CONSERVATION
With single-digit temperatures on the way and electricity demand expected to be high, Duke Energy on Wednesday asked its Carolinas customers to conserve electricity use through Friday. The most critical time to reduce electricity usage will be Thursday and Friday between 5 and 10am, Duke said.
“Through Friday, the forecasted temperatures will be consistently below freezing and will challenge our system because customers will be using more energy,” said Nelson Peeler, Duke Energy vice president of transmission system operations. “While Duke Energy has sufficient generation resources to meet its customers’ energy needs, conditions can change quickly and customers need to be prepared. A little bit of conservation from each of us will help to make sure we have enough electricity for all of us.”
Duke Energy offered these tips:
- Reduce your thermostat to the lowest comfortable setting when home, and bump the thermostat down a degree or two when leaving home.
- Turn off unnecessary lights.
- Postpone household chores that require electrical appliances
- Unplug mobile phones/tablet chargers, which draw electricity even when not in use.
- Operate ceiling fans in a clockwise direction, which pushes warm air back down into the room.
- Woodlawn School is closed Thursday.
- Leave your drapes or blinds open to allow the sun’s rays to warm the house.
Officials asked residents to please leave all carts out through Saturday — Republic will collect anything that missed this week. Also, There will be no yard waste collection.
Most major roads were clear Wednesday afternoon, and NCDOT said its trucks were now concentrating on secondary roads.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced classes would start two hours late on Thursday morning, to “allow transportation and maintenance staff time to prepare buses and facilities before the school day starts.”
Buses will run their regular routes, with a two-hour delay. Employees are asked to report at their normal times if they are able to travel safely. CMS blamed on the delay on the forecast of extremely cold weather.
At Charlotte Douglas Airport, things were beginning to return to normal. On Wednesday, the airport reported that about 87 percent of flights were now operating, up from about 60 to 70 percent Tuesday. Roads and parking lots are were in good shape, officials said, though icy patches were possible in some areas.
Meanwhile, get ready for a blast of cold. The National Weather Service has issued a wind-chill advisory from 7pm Thursday to 10am Friday.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits overnight, and northwest winds will be 10 to 20mph, with gusts up to 45mph across the Lake Norman area. With the wind, it could feel below zero in some places, and this could lead to frostbite and hypothermia if you’re not careful.
Other announcements we’ve received today:
- Cannon School will follow its normal bus route and operating schedule on Thursday, Feb, 19. http://t.co/JsNqTSlx2Q
- Lake Norman Chamber has rescheduled its Thursday, Feb. 19, Business AfterHours at Rolle Oral & Facial Surgery to Thursday March 5th.
- All Dance Davidson classes were canceled Wednesday.
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