Limited city services resume for Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake residents

Some Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake residents are still experiencing issues with power and water supplies. (Liesje Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Some Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake residents are still experiencing issues with power and water supplies. (Liesje Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Some Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake residents are still experiencing issues with power and water supplies. (Liesje Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

As stable power returned to the Texas electrical grid, Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake announced that some city services would reopen.

Gov. Greg Abbott said in a Feb. 18 press conference that power generation issues across the state had been resolved and that ongoing power outages are the result of local system failures.

Grapevine

The city of Grapevine announced Feb. 18 that city offices, Grapevine Public Library and the REC would stay closed through Feb. 19. Essential services are operating normally, and the library and the REC remain open as warming centers.

The Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau posted a list of hotels that are accepting guests. The list is meant for city residents whose homes need to be repaired; it was last updated Feb. 18.


According to city officials, as of 11 a.m. Feb. 19, there were 42 customers still without power in Grapevine. The city is requesting that residents continue to conserve electricity, gas and water when possible.

In addition, all five Grapevine Fire Stations are operating as water fill stations, including locations at 701 Turner Road, 3098 Dove Road and 4500 Merlot Ave., Grapevine. The city is also operating a dumpster for debris removal at 422 Church St., Grapevine. Normal trash and recycling pickup is expected to resume Feb. 22.

“We realize that many of you are still dealing with power and water issues related to internal damage in your residence, but the need for overnight accommodations has been resolved and the warming shelter at the REC will close this afternoon,” according to a city news release.

The Grapevine Public Library will remain open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. as a warming station and option for residents to charge devices. The REC will open for regular activities beginning Feb. 20 at 7 a.m.

Southlake

City of Southlake facilities will remain closed Feb. 19, officials said.

Republic Services resumed commercial waste collection Feb. 19, and residential garbage and recycling will be collected again starting Feb. 22, with brush and bulk waste resuming Feb. 24.

City officials have asked residents to conserve water during designated times from 10 a.m.-noon for even-numbered addresses and from 1-3 p.m. for odd-numbered addresses.

“Southlake water tanks are full and we're getting back to a sense of normalcy,” a city news release stated.

Officials have cautioned that as temperatures warm, pipes may burst or water lines may leak, which could further deplete the city’s water system and result in the need to continue water conservation when possible.

Due to an ongoing boil-water notice, Southlake residents can pick up one case of bottled water per household at Gateway Church, 700 Blessed Way, Southlake, until 5 p.m.

For more information, residents can visit https://protectsouthlake.com or call 817-748-8400.

Colleyville

Public works crews for the city of Colleyville were working the morning of Feb. 19 to repair a water main break at Laurel Oaks Lane, which temporarily shut off water for roughly 40 homes. The city expects the repair to be completed by late afternoon.

According to city officials, the city is not currently having water supply issues; however, a delayed shipment of chlorine to the Trinity River Authority could result in a water boil notice for Colleyville residents if the shipment does not arrive by Feb. 20.

“If the shipment does not arrive ... we will be mandated to issue a boil order for Colleyville,” according to a city news release. “All other cities supplied by the Trinity River Authority will have to do the same.”

Elsewhere, Community Waste Disposal announced it will cancel all services until Feb. 22 because a significant portion of the city cannot be serviced due to road conditions.

“If you are still without power at this point, there is likely an equipment failure,” Colleyville Mayor Richard Newton said in a public address Feb. 18.

Residents still experiencing power outages can contact the city at 817-503-1111.

“Please continue to check on your neighbors and assist each other when you can,” Newton said. “We’ve seen many acts of kindness from our residents, and I cannot say thank you enough.”

By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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