H-E-B to close most Central Texas locations at 5 p.m. Feb. 3 due to winter weather conditions

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Most H-E-B locations in Central Texas will close early on Feb. 3 as freezing temperatures and icy road conditions persist in the area. (Darcy Sprague/Community Impact Newspaper)

Most H-E-B locations in Central Texas will close early on Feb. 3 as freezing temperatures and icy road conditions persist in the area. (Darcy Sprague/Community Impact Newspaper)

Most H-E-B locations in Central Texas will close early on Feb. 3 as freezing temperatures and icy road conditions persist in the area.

Stores in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Lakeway, Bastrop, Buda, Dripping Springs, Kyle, La Grange, Lockhart, Luling, San Marcos, Wimberley, Burnet, Elgin, Hutto, Kingsland, Lampasas, Leander, Marble Falls, Pflugerville, Taylor and Cedar Park will close at 5 p.m. Feb. 3, according to an H-E-B news release.

These stores are scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. on Feb. 4.

Central Market locations throughout Austin are slated to close at 8 p.m. Feb. 3.

Curbside and home delivery may be operating with limited availability in some areas, H-E-B said in the release.


"In preparation of the winter storm, we are taking precautions to protect and support our partners and our stores, which have additional stock to ensure product availability," the release reads in part. "Any out-of-stocks are temporary. Our partners restock shelves with more product throughout the day. Additionally, H-E-B has prioritized conserving energy across our business to do our part to help preserve the energy grid in Texas."

Much of the Central Texas region remains under a winter storm warning until 9 p.m. Feb. 3, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS also warns that freezing rain and sleet will create hazardous road conditions throughout the area.

A full list of H-E-B early closures, including affected locations outside of Central Texas, can be found here.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.