Tarrant County, city offices, services affected by severe weather

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The governor issued a disaster declaration Feb. 12 to address the effects of the winter storm. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The governor issued a disaster declaration Feb. 12 to address the effects of the winter storm. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Feb. 17 update:

Tarrant County announced that county offices will remain closed through Feb. 19.

Grapevine announced that Republic Services plans to collect trash from Feb. 18 customers on Feb. 19, and Feb. 19 customers on Feb. 20. Recycling, yard waste and bulk waste will not be collected. The city plans for regular service to resume Feb. 22.

As of Feb. 17, Grapevine city offices remain closed.

The city of Colleyville announced that Community Waste Disposal had canceled residential and commercial waste collection for Feb. 18. The city also encouraged residents to call the police nonemergency line, 817-743-4522, if they know of another resident who needs assistance or a wellness check.


Southlake city offices remain closed as of Feb. 17.

Trinity Metro has suspended all bus, rail and rideshare services through Feb. 17, and in-person customer care centers are closed, according to the transit agency’s website. Customers can call 817-944-9145 for general inquiries or 817-983-8908 for paratransit services.

As well, Dallas Area Rapid Transit has suspended all rail service through Feb. 18, and buses are operating on Saturday schedules throughout the week, according to the DART website. Denton County Transportation Authority has also suspended most transportation services through the weekend, as of Feb. 17.

Original story:

Tarrant County announced online that county government buildings will be closed Feb. 16 and the county Commissioners Court meeting will be canceled.

The decision came after Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration Feb. 12 in response to the severe winter weather impacting the entire state. The White House also declared a state of emergency in Texas on Feb. 14, and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas instituted planned outages meant to rotate across different parts of the state’s electricity grid in response to high demand and low supply.

At the local level, cities across North Texas announced office closures and service suspensions.

Grapevine announced Feb. 15 that trash and recycling collection would likely be suspended through Feb. 17, based on weather projections for the week.

The city of Colleyville canceled trash collection for Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 and announced that there will likely be delays when the service resumes. The city also asked residents to conserve water in case the Trinity River Authority, which provides water treatment and distribution to the region, experiences serious power outages.

Southlake announced Feb. 15 that waste services will be suspended Feb. 16 and that Republic Services would assess whether it is safe to resume them on a day-by-day basis. The Feb. 16 City Council meeting will be held virtually.

The governor announced Feb. 15 that the state would deploy maximum resources to help local officials respond to the crisis, including personnel and equipment from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Military Department and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
By Kira Lovell
Kira Lovell is a reporter covering Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-North Fort Worth. Before joining Community Impact, she majored in journalism at the University of Missouri and covered education and local arts for the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine.


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