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4: 30 p.m., January 18: Mother Nature is helping us get the roads cleared this afternoon. Once the temperatures rose, the salt activated, and melting began.

Public Work crews are plowing the resulting slush. Most major roadways are clear and numerous secondary roads are beginning to melt.

Please be very careful overnight and in the morning as shady areas and other spots that did not clear today will freeze as the temperatures drop tonight.

We will pickup Friday's garbage/ recycling route tomorrow on it's regular schedule.

For the missed Wednesday and Thursday routes this week we will have additional information soon as we are in the process of looking at various options.

Thank you for your understanding!

8 a.m., January 18: There will be NO garbage/recycling/yard debris pickup today.
After assessing street conditions and the current low temperatures it would be unsafe from both a personnel and equipment standpoint.

Our goal is to collect Friday's routes on schedule tomorrow if the weather cooperates.
We will collect Wednesday and Thursday's missed routes next week on their regularly scheduled days.

Thank you for your understanding.

8 p.m., January 17: All City of Kannapolis offices will delay opening until noon tomorrow (Thursday, January 18) due to the likelihood of dangerous travel conditions during the morning hours. 

Essential personnel must report for work at their usual times.

The Adverse Weather Attendance policy is in effect for non-essential personnel.


4 p.m., January 17: Public Works staff continue to plow major thoroughfares in the City. However, weather conditions are making it difficult to clear streets. Our police officers ask you to please stay off the roads as ice forms this evening and overnight with the drop in the temperature. Roads will be very treacherous.


9 a.m., January 17: Snow continues to fall and we expect road conditions to deteriorate as temperatures drop and ice forms later this afternoon/night. Our Public Works staff are putting salt and slag down on major roads in order for people to reach emergency facilities such as hospitals if necessary.

There will be NO garbage/recycling collection today. We will operate on a one day delay.

There will be no yard debris collection today. If the weather cooperates we will work to collect Thursday and Friday's yard debris routes on their regular schedule. Wednesday's route may not be collected until next week.

CK Rider services are suspended for the day.

Our police officers are asking you to please stay off the roads. We want you to be safe. Stay in and enjoy your snow day!