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Posted on: February 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Winter Weather Notice

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The US National Weather Service-Fort Worth is monitoring the potential for extreme winter weather conditions across North Texas Feb. 2-5, 2022. Residents are advised to monitor weather media closely and take precautions.

Keep up with the latest weather info from your local weather media or the National Weather Service-Fort Worth.

  • In anticipation of frigid temperatures and hazardous road conditions, City of The Colony offices and facilities will be closed Thursday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 4. The Animal Shelter is closing at 5 p.m. Feb. 2, and the library and recreation center will be closing at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2. We thank you in advance for your patience.
  • Also, trash/recycling collection for Thursday, Feb. 3, has been delayed to Friday, Feb. 4, with Friday's collections moving to Saturday, Feb. 5. Keep watch on this space as well as the city's social media pages for further updates.

Preparedness

We encourage residents to visit the Preparedness/Emergency Management section of our website for information on emergency kits and communication plans. Most importantly, take steps in advance to protect the "Four Ps" at your home or business:

  • Pipes
  • Pets
  • Plants
  • People

Please visit www.Ready.gov for additional weather preparedness information - and make sure to TURN OFF YOUR SPRINKLERS.

Power Outages

State officials have indicated that the power grid is expected to remain stable during upcoming weather events. However, that does not mean that frozen water or downed trees won't impact service to specific neighborhoods around North Texas. Should your power go out, report the outage to your utility provider, which would be either Oncor or CoServ:

To help conserve energy, our partners at CoServ suggest:

  • Setting your thermostat to 68 or lower, and,
  • Turning down your water heater temperature setting to warm (120 degrees F).

Warming Station

In the event you do lose power and wish to seek shelter, Next Steps-The Colony will be operating a warming station starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at its location inside Hope Community Church (5204 South Colony, Ste. 200, southwest corner of Paige/South Colony), for anyone who may have need. For more information, call Next Steps at 214-636-1207 or 214-769-6730.

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