Greensboro will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 18, or at least the City of Greensboro offices and facilities will be.

The City of Greensboro was closed Monday, Jan. 17 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the facilities that were closed Monday for the holiday will remain closed on Tuesday because of the snow and ice, which make many of the streets impassable.

The closings include parks and recreation centers, libraries and offices including city hall.  The Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) will also be closed.

Garbage and recycling collection this week had been postponed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and now has been postponed for another day, which means the Monday collections will be made on Wednesday, Jan. 19.  The Tuesday collections will be made on Thursday, Jan. 20.  The Thursday collections will be made on Friday, Jan. 21 and the Friday collections will be made on Saturday, Jan. 22.

Yard waste will not be collected the week of Jan. 18 to Jan. 22.

The city press release announcing the closings states, “While significant progress has been made with clearing the roads, many roads still pose a threat and will likely freeze again overnight.  The safety of the public and City employees is of the utmost importance.  Please stay off the roads, if possible, to allow crews to continue to work unhindered.”

The Greensboro Transit Agency buses including Access GSO services are expected to begin Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.  GTA will operate with hourly departures.

City employees who are “service critical” are being asked to report for duty to continue the state of emergency operations.  City staff who can work remotely are being asked to do so.

The City Council meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 has been changed from a hybrid meeting to a virtual meeting which means councilmembers and the public will be participating via Zoom.