Numerous Austin-area agencies have announced office and school closures for Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter weather.
A National Weather Service Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from midnight tonight until 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The City of Austin government facilities will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan 16. This includes Austin Municipal Courts and the Downtown Austin Community Court.
The public should avoid traveling unless absolutely necessary. Morning commuters should be alert for work crews and service trucks performing preventative measures on area roads.
Residents should expect slick conditions on hard surfaces, such as porches, driveways, and sidewalks.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport may be experiencing delays. All air travelers should check their flight status at www.austintexas.gov/airport.
Trash, recycling and yard trimmings collection may be delayed. For the most up-to-date information visit facebook.com/austinrecycles.
The City of Austin will continue to monitor conditions and will provide updates as they become available. For the most up-to-date information about City of Austin operations, monitor City social media on Twitter (@austintexasgov ) or Facebook (facebook.com/austintexasgov). The City will include #atxwx in most social media posts.
Additionally, updates will be posted on the City’s website at www.austintexas.gov and www.austintexas.gov/hsem. Information also will be available on the City municipal television station (ATXN Channel 6) or by calling 3-1-1.
For information on school closures and other governmental offices, monitor those organization communication channels and local media.
Decisions about City of Austin delays and closures are made based on the best available information that officials have at the time. Weather forecasts, road conditions and other warnings are subject to change that can be sudden.
For docket information on the Austin Municipal Courts, call 512-974-4800. For docket information on the Downtown Austin Community Court, call 512-974-1233.
The Winter Storm Warning for sleet and ice, which begins at midnight tonight, means driving could be hazardous through Wednesday afternoon.
Austin area public should take time today if you need to run urgent errands, shop for groceries or fill prescriptions.
If you do drive, slow down, avoid hard braking, be extra alert to brake lights and visit DriveTexas.org to know before you go about any hazards.
Never use your oven, stove, or outdoor grill as a source of heat in any enclosed area. This is a fire hazard that can generate deadly amounts of odorless, colorless, carbon monoxide fumes.
Remember that space heaters need space.” Heaters should be at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn, including walls, curtains, and bedding. Make sure they’re not near any combustibles or in high-traffic areas.
Before freezing weather, wrap all exposed pipes located outside or in unheated areas of the home and remove garden hoses form outside faucets. Know where your property owner’s cut-off valve is located and how to use it. Austin Water customers can call the 24-Hour Emergency Hotline at 512-972-1000 to report breaks.
Use caution when walking outside to avoid falling injuries on slick or frozen sidewalks, patios, driveways, and steps.
It’s important for relatives and friends to check in with their older adult family members, friends, and neighbors. Winter is an especially important time to keep an eye on seniors and falling injuries are a concern.