The US National Weather Service-Fort Worth has issued a Winter Weather Warning for North Texas, in effect thru 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. Residents are advised to monitor weather media closely and take precautions.
Keep up with the latest weather info from your local weather media or the National Weather Service-Fort Worth. If you must travel during icy conditions, use extreme caution!
Due to the inclement weather, City of The Colony offices and facilities, including the library and the recreation center, will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Wednesday, Feb. 1.
City facilities are scheduled to reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. Keep watch on this space for future updates.
Trash/recycling collection delays
- Collections for Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Wednesday, Feb. 1, are cancelled. Normal operations will resume next week. However, Monday, Feb. 6, is bulk-collection day for those with Tuesday/Wednesday routes, so extra bags may be left out for pickup as necessary.
- Collection for Thursday, Feb. 2, are delayed to Friday, Feb. 3;
- Collection for Friday, Feb. 3, are delayed to Saturday, Feb. 4.
We will provide additional updates to schedule as they become available to us. We appreciate your continued patience.
We 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.
Should your power go out, report the outage to your utility provider, which would be either Oncor or CoServ:
To help conserve energy, 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).
Residents experiencing a winter-weather crisis and in need of shelter or assistance may contact The Colony Police Department non-emergency number at 972-625-1887. Dispatchers will connect residents with local social-service representatives.
The Salvation Army of Lewisville also responds to cold weather crises by providing warming stations throughout DFW. Visit their website for a list of area shelters. The Lewisville Corps Community Center is open as a day inclement weather shelter; while providing support to Relevant Life Church in Lewisville, an overnight cold weather shelter available as determined by City of Lewisville officials. More information is available on their website and social media.