With another round of winter weather expected to arrive tonight and frigid temperatures to continue for the rest of the week, here is the last information on City of Southlake program and meeting cancelations:
Parks and Recreation Programs
Tri-County Electric has requested members who are experiencing an outage of more than three hours to report it online at oms.tcectexas.com, through the member app TCEC Connect or by calling 817-444-3201. Tri-County prefers notification through the website or app because it is faster.
Oncor has stated that they have continued to be directed to drop the power load to the grid through maintained, controlled outages. They were able to rotate some outages overnight. However, poor grid conditions have prevented them from rotating or rolling, leading to extended periods without power. Per Oncor, ERCOT is unable to predict when the grid will stabilize. They ask that you do not report outages at this time.
With frigid temperatures expected to continue through the end of the week, here is the latest information on rolling blackouts/power outages and City of Southlake program and meeting cancelations.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) advised all Texas power providers early Monday morning that they had entered emergency conditions and initiated rotating outages.
Oncor, one of Southlake’s primary power providers, said, “The length of controlled outages have been significantly extended due to the current emergency grid conditions and severe cold weather. These outages are taking place across the service territory, and ERCOT has said they could be required through Tuesday.” They also added that all Oncor customers should prepare to be without power for an extended period of time. Click here >>> http://bit.ly/Oncor3rW5i0P for Oncor’s outage map. They also have a downloadable mobile app.
Tri-County Electric provided this Facebook video update to its customers. Roughly 58,000 members are out of power, with 2,400 being snow/weather-related and 55,800 members involved in the rotating outages. Their alert page is here, and they are also encouraging their members to go to their Facebook page for updates.
The City has opened up an Emergency Temporary Warming Shelter for residents at the DPS North Facility, 100 East Dove Road. Residents who utilize the facility are encouraged to bring water and snacks. Limited electrical outlets are available for use. For more information, visit the City’s webpage.
Parks and Recreation Programs
The City of Southlake is currently operating at what’s known as a level three stand-by emergency activation in reaction to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The activation means the City’s Executive Leadership Team is operating in a state of readiness, collecting information, providing updates, and otherwise are on call to address any issues.
City Offices Open
City of Southlake offices will remain open with staff working to meet the needs of Southlake residents and businesses. The City is employing additional cleaning procedures at public buildings to help support the safety of the public and City employees. There are also hand sanitizer stations located in public areas. As much as possible, City staff is working with vendors and customers through online means such as phone meetings and conference calls, online payment options, and other online services. First responders will use protective gear as prescribed on emergency medical calls and during police interactions that require physical contact. Trash and recycling collection is running on its regular scheduling.
City Closures and Cancellations until March 31:
The City is also working under the guidance of state and county recommendations on the possible cancelation of organized events with more than 250 attendees.
“The emergency declarations from President Trump, Governor Abbott, and Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley have emphasized the need for people to stay aware and informed,” said Mayor Laura Hill. “I will continue to work with our local, state, and community partners in support of limiting the virus’s spread,” she added.
“We are encouraging people to make the best personal decisions possible for themselves and their families, based upon the latest guidance from Federal, State, and County agencies and officials,” said Southlake Assistant City Manager Alison Ortowski.
To help you stay informed, the City has created a new information page on its website that provides a centralized place to find the latest news and resources for the Southlake community. Bookmark www.ProtectSouthlake.com for easy, quick access to the information you need. If you have questions, please call the Tarrant County Coronavirus Hotline at 817-248-6299.