The US National Weather Service-Fort Worth has issued a Winter Weather Advisory starting 6 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, continuing through Thursday, Feb. 24. Residents are advised to monitor weather media closely and take precautions, especially on roadways.
Forecasts say a combination of potentially subfreezing temperatures and precipitation could result in between 1/10 and 2/10 inches of freezing rain, sleet, and/or ice on surfaces over the course of this event (Feb. 23-24).
- Motorists are encouraged to be extremely cautious on roadways, especially on overpasses and bridges. Stay off the roads if you can.
Keep up with the latest weather info from your local weather media or the National Weather Service-Fort Worth.
We also encourage residents to visit the Preparedness/Emergency Management section of our website for information on emergency kits and communication plans. Most importantly, take steps in advance to protect the "Four Ps" at your home or business:
Please visit www.Ready.gov for additional weather preparedness information - and make sure to TURN OFF YOUR SPRINKLERS.
Prior to the winter storm earlier this month, state officials indicated that the power grid is expected to remain stable during upcoming weather events. However, that does not mean that frozen water or downed trees won't impact service to specific neighborhoods around North Texas. Should your power go out, report the outage to your utility provider, which would be either Oncor or CoServ:
To help conserve energy during extreme temperature conditions, our partners at CoServ suggest:
- Setting your thermostat to 68 or lower, and,
- Turning down your water heater temperature setting to warm (120 degrees F).