UPDATE: The University of Texas and Austin Community College delays opening Friday

Updated 9:45 p.m. Dec. 7

Winter weather conditions have forced The University of Texas and Austin Community College campuses to delay opening Friday until 10 a.m., canceling all scheduled classes and activities scheduled before then.

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Freeze warnings in parts of Central Texas
Original story posted 7:58 p.m.



Many areas in Central Texas are under a freeze warning through Friday morning.

Below are tips from Austin Water on how to protect your home in freezing temperatures.

Before Freezing Weather:

  • Wrap all exposed pipes located outside or in unheated areas of the home.

  • Remove garden hoses from outside faucets.

  • Cover vents around the foundation of your home.

  • Know where your property owner’s cut-off valve is located and how to use it. The valve is located adjacent to the water meter box under a 6" metal lid.


In Sub-Freezing Weather:

  • Drip outside faucets 24 hours a day (5 drops per minute). This is not necessary unless temperatures are expected to be 28 degrees or below for at least 4 hours. (Be sure to turn off the faucets after the threat of freezing weather.)

  • Open cabinet doors under sinks adjacent to outside walls.

  • In unheated garages, shut off water to washing machines. Water softeners should be drained and protected from freezing temperatures.

  • In sustained sub-freezing weather, let water drip slowly from inside faucets.

  • Take extra precautions to protect pipes that have frozen in the past.


If You Are Not Going To Be At Home:

  • Shut water off at the property owner’s cut-off valve.

  • Drain all outside water faucets if your house will be unoccupied for several days (leave outside faucets open).

  • Or, leave home heating system on at a low setting.

  • Open cabinet doors under sinks adjacent to outside walls.

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