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Posted on: December 8, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Orange County winter weather advisory - Dec. 8, 2018


Winter Storm Diego is expected to impact Orange County beginning Saturday night/early Sunday morning. Travel conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly once snow begins falling. The National Weather Service has expressed increasing concerns the storm may also include freezing rain and ice accumulations. Orange County public safety officials advise residents to stay off the roads to allow crews to clear the roads and to allow emergency vehicles to be able to respond to requests for service.

County Closings

Orange County Solid Waste Convenience and Recycling Centers, Orange County Public Library, Orange County Sportsplex and Orange County Animal Services will be closed Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, due to Winter Storm Diego.

A decision about Monday services will be announced as soon as it has been made.

Power Outages

Winter Storm Diego is expected to bring significant snow to Orange County on Sunday, along with wind gusts up to 25 mph. 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)

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

If you lose power, please follow the following safety tips to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. English | Spanish

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