Severe Weather Expected
The City of Columbia Office of Emergency Management along with the National Weather Service are monitoring current weather trends that could potentially impact the Columbia area late this afternoon into the evening.
Mayor Benjamin selected as a Walgreens Happy & Healthy Communities Champion Award
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin was selected to be a Walgreens Happy & Healthy Communities Champion Award recipient, and he will be presented the award at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 at 4467 Devine St.
“This year, one of my goals is to treat my body like the temple it is, so I’m excited to be off to a great start by being selected as a Walgreens Happy & Healthy Communities Champion Award recipient,” said Mayor Benjamin. “Your health, both mental and physical, is a critical component of your life, so it’s important to give it the attention it deserves. I’m encouraging all citizens to lead happier and healthier lives.”
Inclement Weather Center: OPEN
The Inclement Weather Center will be open this afternoon and will remain open this evening
Emergency Contact Information
Citizens are advised to call 911 in case of an emergency. For all non-emergency calls, please call (803) 252-2911.
City Cautions Drivers to avoid Flood-Prone Streets and Intersections
The City of Columbia urges drivers to use caution when driving during severe weather. The following streets and intersections are prone to flooding during heavy rain events. Please avoid these areas during and immediately after heavy rains.
Water Utility Drop-In
On Thursday, January 19 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m The city will be hosting a Water Utility Drop -In. Citizens are encouraged to attend to get questions answered about their water bills; how to read their meters and to learn more information about the water billing process.The event will be held at Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle.
For more information, please call 803-545-3227.
Road Closures due to Railroad Crossing Maintenance
Norfolk Southern Maintenance will begin performing upkeep on all railroad crossings this week. Maintenance on railroads occur every seven years to ensure railroad safety. The first two roads affected by railroad maintenance will take place on Friday, January 20 at Heyward St. & Whaley/ Sumter St. but the two streets will not be closed at the same time. Roads that require railroad maintenance will be closed to traffic from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Technicians onsite will be calling the transportation department (schools), 911 and a fire engineer every day to notify them of which crossings will be closed for that day.