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City of Clarksville offices closed Friday

 

Winter storm brings ice, snow to region

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville City Government offices will be closed Friday, January 12th, 2018 because of the winter storm that is bringing ice and snow and hazardous travel conditions to Middle Tennessee, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announced.

City offices also will be closed Monday as scheduled to observe the national Martin Luther King Day Holiday.

Clarksville City Hall

Clarksville City Hall

City Public Safety departments will be on duty as usual and all essential City services will continue.

The Clarksville Street Department began salting city streets at about 5:00am Friday, as temperatures dropped amid rain and drizzle. About 7:00am, the rain turned to freezing rain and snow.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning, indicating a system will move in Friday morning, bringing rain that will turn into a mix of freezing rain and sleet around sunrise, and then to snow by mid morning, with snow lasting into Friday evening. Ice accumulations up to one-tenth of an inch, with snow accumulations up to 4 inches, are possible.

Clarksville Transit System will continue its regular route service for as long as possible, but if road conditions worsen, it will implement a “snow routes” plan, whereby buses avoid hilly areas and stay on the main roads. Director Arthur Bing Sr. said CTS will give one-hour advance notice of any changes in service during the weather event, and riders should check www.rideCTS.com or the CTS Facebook page for updates.

The Street Department has 30 trucks equipped with plows and salt boxes and about 10,000 tons of salt on hand to distribute on City streets as required.

Clarksville Gas and Water administration and engineering offices, including the north and south customer service centers, also will be closed Friday and Monday. In the event of a gas, water or sewer emergency, customers should call, 931.645.7400, or the emergency after-hours line, 931.645.0116. The Utility Billing Line, 931.645.7400, automated pay by phone; and WebConnect, www.clarksvillegw.com, online bill payment feature, will be operational.

CDE Lightband offices will be closed Friday and Monday. In the event of a service outage, customers should call 931.648.8151. Customers can go online at www.cdelightband.com/customer-service/ for service and bill paying information.

All City of Clarksville offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 16th for regularly scheduled hours.


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