Weather forecasts predict possible ice and snow for Tarrant County

Tarrant County may experience some ice accumulation and snow through Jan. 3, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

Street crews have sand trucks prepared and ready for use if needed,Grapevine Marketing and Communications Manager Mona Quintanilla said in an email.

The city of Southlake also has sand trucks on standby should any roads become icy or slick, Southlake Emergency Management Coordinator Amanda Meneses said. Officials are monitoring weather conditions and real-time forecast changes, and firefighters and police officers will be available for emergencies.

Citizens can check with the city and its department of public safety’s social media accounts for updates, Meneses said.

Meanwhile in Colleyville, officials are also monitoring weather conditions and forecasts at this time, Colleyville Community Relations Director Erin Spicer said in an email. Per its inclement weather policy, city offices will continue regular operations unless the city manager officially declares the offices, excluding emergency services, closed.

Colleyville will send text alerts and social media updates for road or office closures, Spicer said in the email.

Meneses said residents can take some safety precautions:

• Drive slowly when traveling
• Remain home if possible
• Keep homes warm
• Check on neighbors
• Stay up to date regarding weather conditions
By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.


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