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Hurricane Florence Latest Update

09/16/2018

TUESDAY UPDATE! 

Our crews have been able to clear our trails and the greenways are back open!

Yard waste collection may take weeks to complete - please be patient! Click for more details! 

Clayton Spared Wrath of Florence

We suffered some power outages, some tree damage and now the Neuse River has flooded our greenways, but for the most part Clayton was spared the wrath of Hurricane Florence. Click here for the latest on the storm from the National Weather Service

All Town facilities are able to open Monday as normal. Join us for the Town Council meeting at 6 Monday night

All Star Waste will begin first thing Monday by running tge Friday garbage, recycling and yard waste routes. If they can, they'll move right to collecting Monday routes. Please get both Friday and Monday carts to the curb by Sunday night. Crews will work as quickly as they can to catch up this week. Be prepared, they may not be able to remove all yard waste on first pass.  

Johnston County School leaders have canceled school for students on Monday and Tuesday. A decision on whether to open Wednesday will be made later. They made this decision after carefully assessing the state of schools throughout the district, several of which are still without power in the eastern part of the county; loss of food; the need for clean-up; and roads and routes for transportation to school and work.  Our Town of Clayton Parks & Recreation staff will be offering "No School" camp at the Clayton Community Center Monday and Tuesday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration is open online under After Schools and Camps- Inclement Weather at ClaytonParks.org/Register 

Huge thanks to our Clayton Public Power lineman, police, fire, streets and even our library staff who helped us tackle this storm. They helped man the Clayton Emergency Operations Center at the Clayton Fire Department in Downtown Clayton from Thursday night at 7 p.m. through 2 p.m Saturday afternoon - day and night.

After two quick town-wide outages and several smaller sporadic outages Friday, we're happy to report there were NO Clayton Public Power outages in the overnight hours of Friday night and into Sunday morning. Our linemen and Public Works crews did an AMAZING JOB through this storm and NEVER let up! Dedicated Duke Energy crews continue to work numerous outages to their customers here in the Clayton area. Town of Clayton staff do NOT have Duke power information, please check www.duke-energy.com/outages

Openings & Closings

All Town facilities remained closed through the weekend, but will re-open as normal on Monday. The Town's utility dropbox at Town Hall and the Town's library book return were closed off because of the driving rain, but we will NOT be charging late fees for book or utility bills which were not returned or paid during the storm.  
 
After days of rain, the Neuse River has overflowed its banks on our trails and greenways. All greenways are CLOSED until further notice due to the potential for flooding. We have cones and barricades at the trailheads of the Clayton River Walk on the Neuse and the Sam's Branch Greenway. 
 
Event Cancellations
Town officials and Clayton Chamber of Commerce leaders have postponed this week's Clayton Harvest Festival. This popular community event is rescheduled for Oct. 31 through Nov. 4th and is joining forces with The Shindig festival that weekend!

Saturday's regular Clayton Farm & Community Market did NOT go on as usual in Horne Square on Main Street due to the storm. Check here for updates on the wonderful local farmers and crafters who will return next week. 
 
Emergency Shelters
Johnston County Emergency Services has closed the shelters located at Clayton High School, North Johnston Middle School, Benson Middle School and West Johnston High School. The First Baptist Ministry Center located at 125 S. Fourth Street, Smithfield, NC has been identified as a shelter and is open and ready to receive those seeking shelter.

If you have questions, please contact the Johnston County Emergency Operations Center at 919-989-5400.

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