The National Weather Service forecasts periods of freezing rains through Feb. 3 and significant ice accumulation for the Central Texas area. Austin Energy stated ice on the lines is causing power outages.
On Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the following shelters will be available:
- Little Walnut Creek Branch Library, 835 W. Rundberg Lane, Austin
- Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin
- Turner Roberts, 7201 Colony Loop Drive, Austin
- Austin Recreation Center, 1301 Shoal Creek, Austin
Pets are not allowed in shelters, but shelter staff will contact Animal Services to provide care for the pet if a person arrives at a shelter with one.
Anyone in need of overnight shelter can go to the One Texas Center located at 505 Barton Springs Road for registration between 6 and 8 p.m.
Capital Metro announced it had suspended services for Feb. 1 to assist with bringing individuals to shelters.