The National Weather Service has extended its winter storm warning for Comal and Guadalupe counties, including New Braunfels, until Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6 a.m.

According to an email from David Ferguson, the city’s communications manager, New Braunfels city staff has been “closely monitoring weather conditions, and several decisions have been made to ensure safety of city staff and residents.”

City facilities will close at 5 p.m. on Jan. 31. The New Braunfels Public Library and Das Rec will close at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, all nonemergency city services will be closed, including city hall, municipal court, the public library, the Westside Community Center, Das Rec, the Civic & Convention Center, Landa Park Golf Course, the City Recycling Center and the city municipal buildings located at 424 S. Castell Ave.

First responders, including police and fire/EMS services, will continue normal operations, and garbage pickup will continue as usual on Wednesday for residential and commercial customers. However, cleanup crews will wait to begin their routes until it is determined roadways are safe, which may delay pickup times.

The email also states there will be no recycling collection on Wednesday, pushing all recycling collections for the remainder of the week back one day. Restrooms, water fountains and other facilities in all city parks will also be temporarily closed.

Additionally, the New Braunfels street crews will continue to lay down gravel and de-icing agents on local roads and bridges. The city advises drivers to avoid travel, if possible, once icy conditions have formed.

The New Braunfels Ethics Commission and Community Development Advisory Committee meetings have been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

According to the National Weather Service, a significant amount of ice is expected, and numerous power outages may occur.