Sunday, September 19, 2021

Cancelations and Updates for Friday, February 19

Here is the last information on City of Southlake program and meeting cancelations: 

 

City 

  • All City facilities will be closed on Friday, February 19. Residents are encouraged to utilize City e-services or contact the City by phone or form. 
  • Champions Club and Legends Hall will be closed over the weekend, Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21. 
  • Republic Services has suspended its services for Friday, February 19Garbage and recycling services will resume Monday, February 22 on its regular schedule. No brush or bulk collections will occur Monday or Tuesday as they focus on solid waste and recycling. 
  • Republic Services will conduct commercial operations beginning tomorrow, Friday 19 with a focus on medical facilities, multi-family unites, grocery stores and restaurants that have been open. If necessary they will work Sunday to collect these commercial facilities.
  • The City’s Building Inspection Division will not be scheduling or conducting any on-site inspections on Friday, February 19. Virtual inspections for water heater replacement and HVAC will still be available. Onsite inspections are expected to resume Monday, February 22. For updates on building inspection statuses, please visit the Building Inspections webpage or Customer Self-Service webpage. For questions, please call 817-748-8236 or 817-748-8237 during regular business hours. The department will be continuously monitoring weather conditions to determine when on-site building inspections can resume. 
  • Due to the ongoing power outages and road conditions, Tarrant County offices will be closed Friday, February 19. 

 

Parks and Recreation Programs 

  • All parks and recreation programs have been canceled for the rest of the week. 
  • The Tennis Center will be closed for the rest of the week. 
  • Bob Jones Nature Center Forest Pre-School canceled for the rest of the week. 

 

Southlake Water System Update 

The City of Southlake has received bottled water from the State of Texas for distribution to Southlake residents during the boil order on Friday, February 19. One case of bottled water is available per Southlake resident household, while supplies last. COVID-19 protocols are in place. Please stay in your vehicle and open your trunk/hatchback and volunteers will load the water into your vehicle. 

Location: Gateway Church 

Date: Friday, February 19 

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (or while supplies last)  

Water has been steadily coming into our system throughout the night. While our tanks are beginning to fill up, an exact timeline of when the water will reach every home is unclear. We are much closer to achieving this goal than we were yesterday morning.  

We’ve heard that some of you have a little water coming out of your faucets. If that is the case, that is good news. But, be sure to conserve, using water only for necessities. It helps replenish the system and our homes and businesses that much faster.  

Don’t forget that we are under a boil water notice and that any water that you or your pets are going to consume must be boiled first. 

 

 

Electric Outage 

Tri-County Electric posted to their Facebook page that most members have had their power restoredERCOT still lists the grid at Level 3 Alert, but the load shed requirements remain at zero. Tri-County Electric has requested members who are experiencing an outage of more than three hours to report it online at oms.tcectexas.comthrough 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 posted the press release from ERCOT to their social media channels, stating that significant progress was made to restoring outages, but some people around the state still do not have power. ERCOT states there is not additional load shed requirements for the grid, but that some level of rotating outages may be needed over the coming days. 

 

Please visit our winter weather page on www.ProtectSouthlake.comthe City of Southlake Facebook Page, and the Southlake DPS Facebook page for the latest information. 

Cancelations and Updates for Thursday, February 18

Here is the last information on City of Southlake program and meeting cancelations: 

 

City 

  • All City facilities will be closed on Thursday, February 18. Residents are encouraged to utilize City e-services or contact the City by phone or form. 
  • Republic Services has suspended its services for Thursday, February 18. They will assess again on Thursday to determine when it is safe to resume service. 
  • Due to weather issues causing a disruption in electric power and internet services, the virtual February 18 Planning & Zoning Commission, Sign Board and Capital Improvements Advisory Committee meetings have been postponed to Thursday, February 25.  Due to weather conditions expected to improve next week these meetings will be held in-person at Town Hall in the City Council Chambers – 1400 Main Street. The Capital Improvements Advisory Committee meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. and the Planning and Zoning Commission/Sign Board work sessions will begin at 6 p.m. or immediately following the conclusion the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee meeting.  The regular Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Sign Board meeting following the conclusion of the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. 
  • The City’s Building Inspection Division will not be scheduling or conducting any on-site inspections on Thursday, February 18. Virtual inspections for water heater replacement and HVAC will still be available. For updates on building inspection statuses, please visit the Building Inspections webpage or Customer Self-Service webpage. For questions, please call 817-748-8236 or 817-748-8237 during regular business hours. The department will be continuously monitoring weather conditions to determine when on-site building inspections can resume. 
  • AARP Tax Aide canceled for Thursday, February 18. The Library is working to provide alternate dates. 

 

Parks and Recreation Programs 

  • All parks and recreation programs have been canceled for the rest of the week. 
  • The Tennis Center will be closed for the rest of the week. 
  • Bob Jones Nature Center Forest Pre-School canceled for the rest of the week. 

 

Southlake Water System Update 

The water supply from Fort Worth has been constant but at a very slow rate. We expect this rate to increase as Fort Worth’s distribution system gets pressurized. Unfortunately, we do not have a specific time when their system will get pressurized and when the water rate increase will occur.  

We have established an emergency interconnection with Grapevine to help fill our tanks. We understand you want a definitive timeline, and we want to give you one. But we are unable to do so without a sustained flow of adequate water into our system. 

 

Electric Outage 

Tri-County Electric issued an update regarding the outage on their Facebook pageTri-County Electric has requested members who are experiencing an outage of more than three hours to report it online at oms.tcectexas.comthrough 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. Oncor states they were able to restore some of the previously dropped power load and increased their capability to rotate some outages throughout the territory. However, even with this increased capability, they still have many customers who continue to experience extended outages.  

 

Please visit our winter weather page on www.ProtectSouthlake.comthe City of Southlake Facebook Page, and the Southlake DPS Facebook page for the latest information. 

City of Southlake Facilities Will Be Closed Monday, February 15

All City of Southlake facilities, including The Marq Champions Club and the Library, will be closed Monday, February 15.  

Residents will be able to access City e-services or contact the City. 

To keep up with all news and information coming from the City of Southlake, follow us on FacebookTwitter and Nextdoor, as well as MySouthlakeNews.com and CityofSouthlake.com.  

You can also sign up for our weekly e-newsletter! 

DFW Airport Announces Planned Closure of Runway 17L/35R

DFW_airpot-300x300The City of Southlake has received the following information from The DFW Noise Compatibility Office:  

DFW plans to close Runway 17L/35R at 10:00 p.m. this evening, 18 August through 5:00 p.m. 17 September 2014. This period will be used to perform scheduled maintenance such as refurbishment of runway surfaces, shoulders and blast pads, update distance remaining and other signage, complete various electrical upgrades, painting and various adjacent repairs.

Aircraft that would have used the runway during the closure will be dispersed among the operational runways. More information about the Airport’s runway work schedule can be found on the dfwairport.com webpage for the DFW Noise Compatibility Office.

We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us. The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7. The email address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com. Follow-up response calls and emails will be provided when requested.

 

Randol Mill Ave. Closure begins June 9, 2014

2014-06-09 (Randol Mill Closure Detour Map)

Click to enlarge detour map.

Beginning June 9, 2014, Randol Mill Avenue from Johnson Road to Florence Road will be closed to through traffic. This section of Randol Mill Avenue will be closed for about 60 days (weather permitting) as work crews construct water and sewer lines in preparation for TxDOT’s widening of Randol Mill Avenue (FM 1938 Phase II).

Closing the road is necessary due to the location of the existing water and sewer lines, which are currently under Randol Mill Avenue in the center of the two-lane roadway. An alternative to the closure was considered, but ultimately deemed too costly. Therefore, the road closure was determined to be the best solution.

Minimizing the impact of the Randol Mill Avenue closure to residents and motorists is a top priority. “We are working with the residents that are directly affected by this closure to mitigate the inconvenience as much as possible,” says Director of Public Works, Bob Price, P.E., N.S.P.E.

Measures to minimize the impact to residents and motorists include:

  • Placing detour signs near the closure points advising new routes (see map).
  • Evaluating the need to change the 2-way stop currently at Florence and Pearson to a temporary 4-way stop to ensure safety and mitigate the increase in traffic caused by the detour.

We ask for, and appreciate, your patience for the duration of the Randol Mill closure. If you’re traveling in the area, please observe the detours once construction begins.

For further information about the FM 1938 Phase II project, please visit the project webpage here.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Alex Ayala, P.E., at 817-748-8274.

Four-way stop signs Pearson and Florence intersection as part of the detour.

Four way stop signs Pearson and Florence
intersection as part of the detour.

 

Southlake Ice Storm Cleanup – Latest Information

TxDOT Sweep of road ice on SH 114 12/8/2013

TxDOT Sweep of road ice on SH 114 12/8/2013

UPDATE 12:55 p.m. 12/10 We would like to remind residents that for the week of Monday 12/9 – Friday 12/13, Republic Waste Services will resume all trash and recycling collection according to their typical schedule.

Due to the delayed pick ups at the end of last week, Republic anticipates an increased volume of trash and recycling throughout the week. As such, the collection of limbs, bagged leaves, or other debris may be delayed until later in the week. Questions should be directed to Republic Services at (817) 317-2424.

UPDATE 6:15 a.m. 12/9 City highways and roadways are beginning to clear but ice still remains in patches on major arterials and in sheets on neighborhood roads and parking lots.  Drivers are urged to use caution.  City of Southlake offices will open at 10:00 a.m. Monday, 12/9/2013, Tarrant County offices are scheduled to open at noon.

UPDATE 7:10 p.m. 12/8 Republic Services has advised the City that they are planning to run their regular schedule Monday 12/9.  Limbs and brush that have fallen as a result of the storm may not get picked up until the end of the week.  Republic would also like to remind customers who had their Friday pickup rescheduled that the new pick up day for trash is Tuesday 12/10.   Recycling is scheduled for pickup on Friday 12/13.

UPDATE 6:15 p.m. 12/8  City of Southlake  Community Services programs have been canceled for Monday evening 12/9.  For more information please click here.   The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Fog Advisory for tonight until 10:00 a.m. Monday.

UPDATE 4:30 p.m. 12/8 TxDOT’s sweep team arrived in Southlake around 4:00 p.m.  The caravan swept SH 114 as part of a larger effort all over Tarrant County highways.  Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing again in the overnight hours so drivers will need to be careful tomorrow morning.

UPDATE 8:30 a.m. 12/8 TxDOT will use heavy machinery to sweep  SH 121 and SH 114 to help clear out of the ice.  They are asking all drivers to stay off the highways so they can complete their tasks quickly.  Many churches have either canceled services or are streaming them online.  The Freezing Fog Advisory has been extended to 12 noon for North Texas.  If you must be on the roads, drive slowly and use caution.

UPDATE 7:15 p.m. 12/7 The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Fog Advisory for Southlake and much of the DFW metroplex until 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  This could bring a light layer of ice to the area.

UPDATE 3:45 p.m. 12/6 The National Weather Service has canceled the Winter Storm Warning that was to remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. Friday (12/6) evening.   Now they have issued a Hard Freeze Warning from midnight tonight to 9:00 a.m. Saturday (12/7).

First responders from the Southlake Police and Fire Departments have been keeping a close eye on conditions all day long.  While some of the ice on the roadways has turned to slush, temperatures remain below freezing.

“When the sun goes down, the temperatures will fall into the teens and ice and snow on the roads will re-freeze,” said Fire Chief Mike Starr.  “We are encouraging everyone to  keep that in mind and think twice before heading out on the roads this evening.”

“Since 6:30am, officers assisted 65 stranded motorists on area roadways to include SH 114. We are very grateful to citizens for heeding the warnings generated regarding weather and road conditions” said Police Chief Stephen Mylett. “For everyone’s safety, to include first responders, we continue to encourage citizens to stay off the roads as we expect ice conditions to continue through the weekend. If you have to be out, please drive slowly and defensively.”

The City of Southlake Public Works crews will continue sanding Southlake streets through out the weekend.  Drivers are asked to give the sand trucks a wide berth if they encounter them on the roadway.

UPDATE 3:00 p.m. 12/6:  The Southlake Library, the Bob Jones Nature Center and the  Southlake Tennis  Center will be closed Saturday, 12/7 because of the weather.

UPDATE  9:05 a.m. 12/6:  Due to the weather, Southlake Community Services has canceled Breakfast with Santa and the Youth basketball games that were scheduled for Saturday, 12/7.  For more information please click here.

UPDATE  8:45 a.m. 12/6: Tarrant County offices at Town Hall are closed today due to inclement weather.

UPDATE  7:00 a.m. 12/6:  Trash collection for 12/6 will be delayed until Tuesday, December 10th.  Recycling pickup is delayed until Friday, 12/13.

UPDATE 6:15 a.m. 12/6/2013:  City of Southlake offices are closed Friday, December 6, 2013 due to inclement weather.  The roads around Southlake are covered with up to an inch of  frozen precipitation.  Drivers are asked to stay off the roads if at all possible.

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(December 5, 2013) A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service beginning Thursday(12/5) at 6 p.m. to remain in effect until Friday(12/6) at 6 p.m. Rain, and possibly sleet or ice, along with freezing temperatures are expected—which could create icy conditions. According to the current forecast, temperatures are expected to remain in the 20’s and 30’s for at least the next 48 hours.

The City of Southlake will be monitoring conditions throughout today and tomorrow, and will be sending out public works crews as needed to help keep area roads safe. Southlake first responders will also be on stand-by to respond to emergencies as needed.

“If you need to drive, please slow down, drive smart and exercise caution throughout the duration of this storm,” said Police Chief Stephen Mylett. “If you can, stay off the roads, we would like to see storm-related emergency calls kept to a minimum.”

Expected ice accumulations could cause hazardous road conditions throughout the duration of the storm. Should these conditions occur, it is advised that residents only drive in case of an emergency.

These conditions may result in a delay of trash and recycling collection on Friday(12/6). Residents will be notified of this delay by Friday morning.

Residents should be aware of the risk of branches breaking due to ice accumulation—which may cause power outages. Oncor advises everyone to have an emergency kit with flashlights and batteries and a plan to stay with friends or family that does have electricity in the event there is a widespread outage. Residents should stay at least 10 feet away from any area with fallen power lines. Please report fallen power lines to Oncor at 1-888-313-4747 or online at: http://stormcenter.oncor.com.

Southlake Fire Chief, Mike Starr, urges residents to be prepared, “Stock up on food, water, and other essentials before the storm hits. Also, make sure to fill gas tanks and keep food, water, and blankets in your vehicle in case of emergency.”

The City of Southlake is monitoring these conditions and will activate the Emergency Operations Center if needed. For the latest updates during this storm, 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.

City of Southlake Closures as of 12/5 at 3:30 p.m.

Southlake Public Library: closing today at 5 p.m.
Southlake Tennis Center: closing today at 5 p.m.
Bob Jones Nature Center: closing today at 5 p.m.

All City events Thursday afternoon are canceled.