Sunday, September 2, 2007

City offices to be closed Monday for Labor Day

City of Cape Girardeau offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. City offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday. Due to the holiday, the Public Works Department has shifted solid waste and recycling pickup schedules: Monday residential solid waste and recycling routes will be picked up on Tuesday. Residents who normally have pickup on Tuesday will get it on Wednesday. Normal schedules will be observed for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday routes. Residents with a Wednesday route will not have bulky refuse or compost/tree limbs picked up. For details on Public Works pickup schedules, call 334-9151.

Tornado sirens to be tested Wednesday

Tornado sirens will be tested at noon Wednesday by the city of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University. The test, which lasts three minutes, is repeated at noon on the first Wednesday of each month. It is not conducted if threatening weather is in the area. The sirens are used to alert citizens to a tornado warning in Cape Girardeau County. If any funnel cloud or tornado poses an imminent threat, the sirens will sound. They are at Fire Station No. 1, 1 S. Sprigg St., Arena Park, Kiwanis Park, Shawnee Park Sports Complex and Cape County Park North. The siren means people should seek shelter and stay in touch with media using the Internet or National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radios or other sources for weather and safety information. For information and alerts from the National Weather Service, tune your NOAA weather radio to station KXI-93 at 162.550 MHz. The City of Cape Girardeau has an Adopt-A-Siren program. To learn more, call assistant fire chief and emergency operations coordinator Mark Hasheider at 334-3211.

Lexington Avenue road work starts Wednesday

The City of Cape Girardeau Public Works Department will continue Lexington Avenue repairs starting Wednesday. An asphalt overlay will be applied on Lexington Avenue from Route W to Carolina Lane. Drivers should expect short delays through Friday when the project is expected to finish.

-- From staff reports

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