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Posted on: February 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] County, City offices to remain closed Tuesday

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CLARKSVILLE-MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Montgomery County and Clarksville City government offices will remain closed Tuesday because of the continuing winter storm and hazardous travel conditions.


Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett announced the closing in a joint statement Monday that urged residents to stay home and off the roadways.


The mayors said City, County and State road crews are working hard to make major thoroughfares passable, but with more precipitation and bitterly cold temperatures on the way, they decided it was in the best interest of the community to close government offices on Tuesday.


“Let’s just focus on staying home so public safety and street crews can do their jobs,” Mayor Pitts said.


Mayor Durrett added: “This is a major winter event, and I do not expect conditions to get much better until the end of the week. I encourage everyone to stay home, if possible."


City and County public safety departments will be on duty as usual and all essential services will continue.


CDE Lightband’s lobby will remain open, but customers are urged to use phone and online systems to reach the utility when possible. In the event of a service outage, customers should call (931) 648-8151. Customers can go online at   https://cdelightband.com/customer-service/ for service and bill paying information.


Clarksville Gas & Water administration and engineering offices, including customer service centers, will be closed Tuesday. On-call personnel will be available to address emergency situations as they arise. Call (931) 645-0116 for gas, water or sewer emergencies.


The Utility Billing Line, (931) 645-7400, and WebConnect, online payment feature, are available for customer payments. Payment drop boxes are also available around the clock at customer service centers at 2215 Madison St. and 2015 Fort Campbell Blvd.


Clarksville Transit System will operate on main routes on a two-hour delay Tuesday -- same as a Saturday schedule. Check the CTS Facebook and web pages for updates.


All Bi-County Solid Waste Management operations, including the landfill and convenience centers, will be closed Tuesday.


The Montgomery County Health Department and COVID-19 vaccination site will be closed. The Tennessee Department of Health will contact anyone who has a scheduled appointment with a reschedule date.


The National Weather Service’s  Winter Storm Warning for the area remains in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Forecast details are at http://bit.ly/3rDyIAI.


Clarksville Street Department reported Monday that area streets and roads were icy, and crews were out spreading salt on main routes. Officials continue to monitor snowfall and trucks with plows were prepared to clear main roads and spread more salt and brine as needed.

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