WF Town Provides Winter Storm Update


WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) — The City of Wichita Falls provided an update on warm-up centers, garbage collection and canceled tryouts as Texoma winter backups.

The city said the street service broadcast conversations on major roads to add traction. The snowplows will start working as soon as the snow begins to fall. The City has also asked residents to stay off the roads if travel is not completely necessary.

The City Court reportedly canceled its Thursday trial and potential jurors will not need to appear. The City said that if the Court is closed on Thursday or Friday, no additional penalty will be imposed for the late appearance date. He also stated that all scheduled appearance dates during this period would be extended.

Garbage collection will have a delayed start Thursday, and the City will open the landfill and transfer station at 10 a.m.

The FallsRide bus service will not be operating Thursday. Municipal offices will also be closed.

The city said it has identified locations that can be used as warming centers, and they will be open and information released if parts of Wichita Falls begin to experience power outages. City officials said as of 4:15 p.m. no power outages had been reported and added that more than 200 hotel rooms were currently available in Wichita Falls.

All American Eagle flights to and from Wichita Falls Regional Airport on Wednesday and Thursday have been canceled. The Regional Airport and Kickapoo Airport terminals will remain open during normal business hours, although these are subject to change.

The city also said water and fire services would be affected. The water utility will only take emergency stop requests; residents can call (940) 761-4333 to make these requests. If residents have fire suppression or alarm system problems during the storm, they are asked to call the fire department at (940) 761-7401. If they call after hours, they are asked to dial the non-emergency number for the police department at (940) 720-5000.

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