Friday, October 22, 2021

Expected Winter Weather Could Impact City Services

Due to the anticipated inclement weather this weekend and next week, the City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 will be held virtually. Other board and commissions’ meetings may be held virtually. Keep an eye on our Virtual Meetings webpage for the latest information. 

Any further changes and closures due to weather will be announced through MySouthlakeNews.com and our social media pages. 

Winter weather could impact City services. We will provide updates through social media regarding changes. 

Residents are encouraged to utilize the City’s e-services.  

Building Inspections 

The City’s Building Inspection Division will not be scheduling or conducting any on-site inspections on Monday, February 15. Virtual inspections for water heater replacement and HVAC will still be available. The department will be continuously monitoring weather conditions to determine when on-site building inspections can resume. 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. 

Road Maintenance 

In the event of snow accumulation, the City will work to clear main thoroughfares for public safety. Construction projects will be affected by weather due to precipitation and temperature. 

Please check road conditions through local media outlets or through Texas Department of Transportation Drive Texas websitebefore you drive and remember drive safely on roads with snow or potential ice. 

Trash and Recycling 

Republic Services has informed the City of Southlake that potential inclement weather could affect trash and recycling collection. We will communicate any updates we receive from Republic on changes to the schedule through social media and MySouthlakeNews.com. 

Infrastructure 

To protect your home, please use the following recommendations: 

  1. Place a hose bib cover on all outdoor faucets. If you do not have hose bib covers, a hand towel from the bathroom and duct tape will be a great substitute.
  2. Let a sink or tworunvery slow. A drip on the cold side works well, especially on the north side of your home. Water is cheaper than a broken pipe!  
  3. Leave cabinets under bathroom sinks open to let some warm air circulate.
  4. Please turn off thoseyard sprinkler systemsfor everyone’s safety! 
  5. To report any sprinkler systems running during freezing weather, call Southlake Water Utilities24 hourline at 817-748-8082 to report! 
  6. Bring your pets inside!
  7. Check your fire protection systems to verify pipes are insulated and the heaters are plugged in and working properly.
  8. Verify swimming pool pumps are winterized or running.

Winter Weather Preparedness 

To stay updated on weather alerts, please make sure you are signed up for Alert Southlake. If you’re already signed up, please verify your Alert Southlake contact information. 

As you prepare for anticipated weather events, please remember to prepare your home and vehicle, as well as potential power outages. Make sure to have water and warm clothing or blankets with you if you leave your home. 

Use the infographic below for guidance. 

Items to Have in Preparation for Winter Weather

It is important for all of us to stay safe during potential winter weather. Please be safe and stay up to date on weather conditions. Stay safe Southlake! 

Southlake Senior Activity Center will Celebrate National Senior Citizen Day

Friday, August 21, 2015 is National Senior Citizen Day, and the City of Southlake Senior Activity Center is celebrating with an Ice Cream Social.

The event, sponsored by Woodridge Health and Rehabilitation will take place at the Senior Activity Center on Friday, August 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. If you are 55 or better, be sure to register for the event by calling 817.748.8315 on or before Thursday, August 20 and then stop by on Friday to enjoy a scoop and socialize!

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day in honor of the senior citizens for all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish. The day was also created to bring awareness of social, health, and economic issues that affect senior citizens.

The Southlake Senior Activity Center recognizes the importance of celebrating this day, bringing awareness to the community and showing their appreciation to the senior citizens of the community.

For more information on this event and to register please call 817.748.8315.

Inclement Weather Update: Full List of City Closures

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:

  • Bob Jones Nature Center: closed
  • Southlake Public Library: closing today at 5 p.m.
  • Southlake Tennis Center: closed
  • Southlake Senior Center: closed
  • All Parks & Recreation programs are cancelled
  • Tax Aide Services will end at 5 p.m.
  • Fire Department CERT class is cancelled

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.

UPDATED: Winter Weather Hits Southlake

UPDATE: 2/6/14 12:55 p.m.- All Parks and Recreation programs are canceled today due to inclement weather.

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A Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 2 p.m. this afternoon. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for at least the next twenty-four hours resulting in a continued presence of ice on sections of the roadway throughout the day and during the afternoon commute.The Public Works department continues to sand local roadways and will continue to do so until it is no longer needed.

Since early this morning the Southlake Police Department has worked several motor vehicle accidents due to the weather conditions. In the City of Southlake we are witnessing minor accumulations of snow, however; hidden beneath the snow, in certain areas, is a layer of ice that is creating hazardous driving conditions on our local roadways. Motorists are encouraged to slow down and to allow plenty of time to get to their destination. If at all possible please stay off the roadways.

The City of Southlake will be monitoring these conditions throughout the day. For the latest updates, visit www.CityofSouthlake.com and www.MySouthlakeNews.com, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages and the  Southlake DPS Facebook.

For more information on how to be prepared in winter weather, please visit the City’s Office of Emergency Management webpage.

Carroll Schools Closed Tuesday, Dec. 10

Update: Schools Closed Tuesday, Dec. 10

Due to freezing temperatures and sidewalk and parking lot conditions at Carroll ISD campuses, the district will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Update: Schools Closed Monday, Dec. 9

Due to inclement weather and road conditions, Carroll ISD schools will be closed Monday, Dec. 9. All after school activities have been cancelled.

Update at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5

Carroll ISD will be closed Friday, December 6, 2013 due to winter weather conditions. All student activities and competitions for Friday are canceled, as well. Parents, students and staff were notified via automated phone call and email. Carroll ISD also notified the community through online resources and district social media accounts.

Original post at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5

Carroll ISD continues to monitor the winter weather conditions and forecasts for freezing rain and temperatures. This afternoon, the district officially canceled all after school and evening activities for Thursday, Dec. 5. This includes indoor and outdoor activities such as tutoring, meetings, athletic practices and competitions, academics and fine arts events. As of now, the school day will be completed as usual and buses will run on schedule for afternoon routes. However, there will be no after school or evening activities due to the inclement weather.

Decisions about the Friday, Dec. 6 school day will be made when at all possible by 6 a.m. that day. Keep checking this website, Carroll ISD’s official website, www.southlakecarroll.eduas well as the district’s official Twitter account @Carrollisd (#SAFEdragon) and official Facebook page: Official News of Carroll ISD.

Safety is a top priority. Carroll ISD will continue to monitor weather and road conditions, making official announcements to staff, students and parents as quickly as possible.

Jogging for Johnson Rescheduled

Winter weather prompted organizers of the annual Jogging for Johnson 5K to reschedule the event. The Johnson Elementary School fundraiser will now take place next Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8:30 a.m. Registration on race day begins at 7:30 a.m. The event offers a 5K and 1 mile fun run and is followed by breakfast with Santa. Additional details available online at www.joggingforjohnson.com.