Wake Forest prepared for possible wintry weather
With weather forecasters calling for the possibility of frozen precipitation this weekend, the Town of Wake Forest is fully prepared should wintry weather affect our community.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Wake County from late Saturday night through Sunday evening. Heavy mixed precipitation is possible, including a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain.
Wake Forest has over 300 tons of sand/salt mix supply on site, along with seven truck-mounted plows, one motor grader and two backhoes available to clear Wake Forest's 133 miles of roads. Crews are positioned to respond around the clock until this event has ended and roads are safe.
In the event of ice or snow, crews will clear thoroughfares and primary roads first. Motorists are urged not to park on the street so plows and other Town equipment can effectively service the area. The Town does not clear private parking lots, including those in apartment and condominium complexes or at businesses.
Residents are reminded not to call 911 unless there is an emergency posing an immediate threat to life, health, or property. Similarly, residents should not report icy road conditions via SeeClickFix. All non-emergency calls, including reports of icy road conditions and immediate needs for service, should be placed to 919-554-6150.
Personnel will spend time today clearing obstructions from storm drains along local streets and roadways. You can assist in this effort and help prevent flooding by clearing debris from storm drains along your streets.
Town facilities will operate on a normal schedule unless announced otherwise. Any changes will be announced via the Town’s normal communications channels.
There are several ways to stay informed:
Visit the Severe Weather Updates page on the Town’s website at wakeforestnc.gov/communications/severe-weather/severe-weather-updates.
Download the Town of Wake Forest app at www.wakeforestnc.gov/communications/towf-app.
Sign up for Town alerts and email notifications via E-Notifier at wakeforestnc.gov/communications/e-notifier.
Sign up to receive text messages and phone call notifications via Blackboard Connect at wakeforestnc.gov/communications/phone-notification-system.