Concord Tropical Storm Michael update, delayed solid waste collection
Thursday, October 11, 2018
CONCORD – City of Concord crews have been responding to power outages and other issues as Tropical Storm Michael moved through North Carolina today. The most significant road closure in the area today was on NC Highway 73 east heading towards Mount Pleasant with trees and powerlines across the roadway.
This morning, flash flooding occurred in low lying areas such as Stough Road where it crosses Wolf Meadow Branch, as heavy rainfall brought local bodies of water out of their banks. While the rain subsided early this afternoon, winds picked up just as the local Flash Flood Warning was expiring at 2:30 p.m. Approximately 5,000 City of Concord electric customers lost power at the peak of the storm, and with restorations effort still underway about 3,000 customers remain without power. The bulk of those customers are in the NC 73 east area and should have power restored by approximately 9:00 p.m., outages in other areas should have power restored by midnight.
Thursday's garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection was suspended midway through today's collection. Waste Pro will resume collection Friday morning and anticipates working on Saturday to finish Friday's route. All customers should place items at the curb on a normal schedule and keep items in place until they are collected.
The City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was partially activated today to manage storm response, with staffing in place this afternoon during the peak of the storm. The EOC will remain in a monitoring stage this evening as power restoration is finalized.
Peter L. Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager