What's closed as the wintry weather hits central, eastern NC

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Saturday, January 22, 2022
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Schools are already out because of the winter storm system dropping freezing rain and snow on much of central and eastern North Carolina, but municipalities have also announced various shutdowns.


Wake County facilities will be closed Saturday and Sunday.

These facilities include:

  • Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space;
  • Wake County Public Libraries;
  • Wake County Waste and Recycling facilities;
  • Wake County Animal Center.

As a reminder, Wake County Public Health COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics are also closed Saturday. All other Radeas and NCDHHS/Mako Medical testing sites in Wake County will also close Saturday.

Wake County residents who have non-emergency questions or issues can contact Wake County at (919) 856-7044.


In Cary, all Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources programs are canceled and facilities closed through Sunday at 1 p.m.

GoCary ended service at 4 p.m. Friday and will delay opening until 11 a.m. Saturday. The Citizens Convenience Center will be closed on Saturday and will operate Sunday from 1-6 p.m.


Durham County's four Solid Waste Convenience Sites will remain closed on Saturday.


The locations: Rougemont - 108 Bill Poole Road.; Bahama - 9008 Quail Roost Road., Redwood - 100 Electra Road., and Parkwood - 5928 Highway 55, will reopen for normal business hours on Monday as weather conditions allow.


With a second round of winter weather expected overnight, Duke University and Duke University Health System will activate the severe weather and emergency conditions policy from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday.

All staff in "Essential Service" positions should report to work or remain at work while the policy is in effect. All staff in "Delayed Service" positions should not report to work or remain at work when the policy is in effect to allow for crews to clear parking lots and roads more effectively.


Because of road conditions, bus and FASTTRAC service will not operate on Saturday. Service is expected to resume on a normal schedule Sunday, conditions permitting.

Cumberland County's library locations, Animal Services shelter and Solid Waste facilities will remain closed Saturday. This includes the landfills and all Solid Waste container sites.

The County opened an emergency shelter at Smith Recreation Center at 4 p.m. on Thursday. At least 20 people are using the shelter.


The following Cape Fear Valley Health facilities will be closed or have modified hours this weekend.

  • Center Pharmacy - Closed
  • Hoke Pharmacy - Closed
  • Valley Pharmacy - Reduced hours, open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
  • HealthPlex - Closed Saturday; open normal hours on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Bladen ExpressCare - Reduced hours, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
  • Highsmith-Rainey ExpressCare - Reduced hours, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
  • Premiere Pediatrics in Lillington - Closed

All Cape Fear Valley Health hospitals will continue to be open 24 hours a day.


All Chatham County library branches will be closed on Saturday.

All Chatham County parks and facilities will be closed on Saturday. Basketball games are cancelled.

Staffers hope to open four Collection Centers at noon on Saturday:

  • Cole Park: 11632 US 15/501 North, Chapel Hill
  • Pittsboro: 180 Martin Luther King Jr. Road, Pittsboro
  • Siler City: 135 Silk Hope Road, Siler City
  • Harpers Crossroads: 19921 NC Highway 902, Bear Creek

Staff will assess conditions at the Collection Centers Saturday morning to determine whether any additional schedule changes are needed.


All Moore County Library branches will close Friday at 5 p.m. All Moore County Library branches will be closed Saturday.

Moore County Landfill and Collections Site will be closed Saturday as will the Moore County Department of Aging.

Moore County continues winter shelter operations at Moore County Sports Complex - Recreation Center 155 Hillcrest Park Lane, Carthage. There will be a required COVID pre-screening questionnaire for staying at the shelter. Alternate sheltering arrangements will be considered for individuals with a known COVID positive test result or symptomatic. A COVID rapid test could be required.


Alamance County Parks and County Libraries plan to open at noon on Saturday.


The City of Burlington says that because of hazardous road conditions, Link Transit will not operate Saturday.


Many other school systems universities and other organizations have announced closings or delays. Check the link below for full details.

CLICK HERE for a full list of school and business closings in the region.


ABC11 Meteorologist Kweilyn Murphy breaks down when and where the winter storm will hit.

If you are in charge of closings for a school of business, the only way to report your organization's closing or delay to ABC11 is by using our online system. The phone system that was used in the past is not operational. Your ID code from the phone system remains the same and it also serves as your Pass Code into the online system.

If you would like to register your organization with ABC11, please email the following information to closingcenter@abc11mail.com. Please do not mail closing information to this email address.

Organization Name:

Type of Organization: (school, church, business, daycare, government office)

Mailing Address:

Organization's Phone Number:

Contact Person:

Contact's Email:

Contact's Mobile Phone: