Southlake, Grapevine, Carroll ISD, GCISD cancel April 17 evening activities in anticipation of severe weather

With severe weather predicted for North Texas on April 17, activities and local facilities are closing early.

At 4 p.m., the city of Southlake closed all city offices, the library and the Champions Club. All city meetings and recreational activities have been canceled as well.

At 5 p.m., the city of Grapevine closed the city library and The REC of Grapevine. All city-sponsored events for April 17 have been canceled.

Starting at 4 p.m., Carroll ISD canceled all afternoon and evening activities for April 17. Offices and campuses closed to allow drivers to get home before the weather became severe. Grapevine-Colleyville ISD followed with events canceled after 4:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service said during the late afternoon and evening, the North Texas area could be at risk of severe storms bringing large hail, high-speed winds and possibly tornadoes.

By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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