Chatham County Government winter storm impact announcements

Pittsboro, NC – This information covers the upcoming weekend winter storm and Chatham county services or programs offered during that period.  Chatham County will provide an update for Monday and beyond at a later time when they have more details on the impact of the winter storm.

ROADS & BRIDGES:  In North Carolina, counties are not involved and are not equipped for road treatment and plowing. Unlike most states, counties do not maintain or repair roads and bridges.  NC Dept. of Transportation has full responsibility for our roads and bridges outside those maintained by the towns. In rural areas, this often means that only the major roads are pre-treated for snow and ice.  It also means that many roads are not plowed nor retreated as fast as happens in more populated areas.

winter storm closings and delaysWASTE & RECYCLING COLLECTION CENTERS: 

All 12 Collection Centers will be on a modified schedule for SaturdayAll centers will only open from noon to 4 PM on Saturday, January 7.

However, Chatham County will evaluate the conditions Saturday morning and decide whether or not the centers will need to close completely.  The same will be done for decisions about Sunday and Monday. We will update with changes in hours as needed.

Be sure to check the Chatham County waste and recycling website and social media accounts (listed below) for up-to-date information.



Twitter: WiseOnWaste


All three Chatham County libraries in Pittsboro, Siler City and Goldston will be closed on Saturday, January 7.


All county parks will be closed this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and all recreational programs offered through the Chatham Parks & Recreation Department slated for this weekend also are cancelled.


The county’s Animal Shelter will be closed tomorrow (Saturday).  Also, be aware that road conditions could limit Animal Services from responding to calls other emergency animal issues.


The two senior centers are not open on the weekends, so they would be closed anyway.  They do follow the schedule of Chatham County Schools, so stay tuned to weather updates from the school system that could impact Council on Aging centers and programs starting Monday.