If you’re there early enough on Wednesday, October 14 you may notice some closure signs at the Bicentennial Park playground. Starting at 7:00 AM, the playground will be closed for at least an hour so that a crew can sandblast the dragon creek basin. Once the sandblasting is complete, the rest of the playground will reopen, but the dragon creek basin will remain closed two additional days for re-painting. Signs will be posted at the gate entrance.
The City of Southlake and the Community Services Department apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, contact the Community Services Department at 817.748.8019.
Exactly two months after a winter storm caused problems in DFW, Mother Nature has struck again. The morning storm brought freezing temperatures and left both snow and ice on the roads—causing a slow commute.
Southlake Public Works crews have been monitoring conditions throughout the day. As of 3 p.m. today, crews have put out more than 50 tons of sand on Southlake’s streets in an effort to increase traction and melt ice. Crews will continue to monitor road conditions throughout the evening and tomorrow and respond as needed.
Southlake Police Department has been busy as well. Officers have responded to more than 60 minor accidents so far today. Drivers are asked to remain cautious on roads especially on overpasses, bridges, roundabouts, and when turning.
With the exception of the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting to be held as scheduled—with work session starting at 5:30 p.m., all other activities have been canceled.
Here is a complete list of City cancellations and closures for 2/6:
Due to temperatures in the upper teens and lower 20s the rest of today, tonight, and tomorrow the snow and ice is expected to remain on roads until late morning or early afternoon. Drivers should use caution and watch for ice patches tomorrow morning on bridges, overpasses and on neighborhood streets.
The City of Southlake will continue to monitor conditions throughout the tonight and tomorrow. For the latest updates on inclement weather, visit www.CityofSouthlake.com and www.MySouthlakeNews.com, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages.
For more information on how to be prepared in winter weather, please visit the City’s Office of Emergency Management webpage.
Carroll ISD announces a two-hour delayed start for Friday, February 7, 2014
CISD school officials, in consultation with transportation staff, weather experts and area school superintendents, have decided to delay the opening of schools by two hours on Friday, February 7 due to cold temperatures, icy sidewalks and parking lot conditions. This will give our staff and students more time to safely commute to our buildings after morning rush hour traffic clears. It will also give CISD time to continue to monitor weather conditions and to prepare our campuses for the arrival of staff/students.
Be advised that today’s weather came in quickly and much heavier than expected. There is about a 30% chance for more snow or drizzle tomorrow morning. Should the situation unexpectedly worsen overnight or tomorrow morning, we will make official announcements using our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts (@Carrollisd). We will also utilize your child’s emergency contact information via our Connect-ED emailing and calling system.
We sincerely appreciate all the kind words and support you shared with us during a difficult weather event today. You would be proud of our Dragon staff for taking care of kids, helping drivers maneuver tricky slopes and putting safety first. Tomorrow you can sleep a little longer, but be careful driving and bundle those Dragons up for the bus stops. We love your kids!
Update at 12:00 p.m.
Carroll ISD announced an early dismissal today. Teen student drivers will be dismissed first; dismissal at all intermediate, middle and high schools will be at 1 p.m. Preschool will dismiss at 1:45 p.m. Dismissal at elementary schools will be at 2 p.m. to allow buses to return after secondary routes. Parents can certainly pick up their children at any time you feel it is safe to do so.
All afternoon and evening activities have been canceled for Carroll ISD; the regional dive meet in nearby Keller just started and will continue as planned.
Carroll ISD monitored weather throughout the evening and morning. At 6:30 a.m. we had no snow accumulations and a projection of only a dusting of snow. As you know, the snow not only continued to fall, but accumulated quickly causing roads to deteriorate faster than expected. Safety is always and remains our top priority, but conditions and information do change regularly. Our goal now is to get everyone home safely. Please drive carefully; you can follow us on Twitter @carrollisd. We will announce when the last CISD buses return safely – please realize the buses will travel safely, but slowly, so expect delays.
Carroll ISD will continue to monitor the weather, using our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts (#SAFEdragon) to make official announcements about Friday. Connect-ED will also be utilized for official announcements as needed.
Thank you as always for your patience and support during a rapidly changing situation.
Original Post at 10:00 a.m.
Carroll Independent School District officials spent the morning keeping a watchful eye on the weather forecast and current conditions outdoors. A light snowfall began around 7 a.m. and has continued to increase throughout the morning. Carroll ISD officials continue to move throughout the district, checking the safety of sidewalks, parking lots and streets. District staff have and will continue to apply ice melt as needed in areas on campus.
CISD confers with neighboring districts, transportation staff and local officials with regards to the weather situation.
As the snow continues to fall, crews with the City of Southlake have been out sanding the roads and roundabouts.
Due to the roads worsening this morning, high school bus shuttles were cancelled and students drivers were not allowed to leave campus due to the conditions.
All after school athletic events and practices have been cancelled.