Austin and Travis County postpone meetings, nonessential operations for Feb. 16

Photo of a street and trash bins covered in snow
Austin's city streets remain covered in snow and ice as of late afternoon Feb. 15. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin's city streets remain covered in snow and ice as of late afternoon Feb. 15. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

Due to ongoing severe weather conditions, Austin and Travis County have canceled all city and county meetings for Feb. 16, including meetings for Austin City Council and Travis County Commissioners Court and a joint meeting of the two bodies, at which they were to receive a COVID-19 status update from Austin Public Health.

All Travis County offices and facilities will be closed Feb. 16 with the exception of essential emergency staff. The Commissioners Court meeting will be rescheduled for a later date when weather allows, according to a news release from the county.


The city of Austin has announced the cancellation of meetings Feb. 17, per a city news release. City operations will shut down Feb. 16 and 17, except for essential public safety services, including those related to winter weather response.
By Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. A graduate of Presbyterian College in upstate South Carolina, Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio before joining Community Impact in Austin.


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