The winter weather hitting North Texas has caused a number of city and town facility closures, delayed services and roadway concerns across Keller, Roanoke, Fort Worth, Trophy Club and Westlake. Here are the latest updates from each city.
Keller's most recent update on Feb. 24 at 6 a.m. said Keller roads are drivable but extremely slick.
“There is cobblestone ice on the roadways, and patches of black ice are developing, making travel dangerous, especially on neighborhood-level streets,” the city wrote in the update. “If you don’t need to be on the roads this morning, we strongly recommend staying home.”
The city’s public works department will be distributing salt and sand mixes to help melt ice and add traction on intersections, hills, curves and bridges.
All Feb. 24 residential and commercial garbage services are canceled, and the Community Waste Disposal will make a decision later in the day as to whether services will resume Feb. 25, according to the update.
As for voting, Tarrant County is opening the Keller Town Hall polling location Feb. 24 at noon, the update stated. All city services, including The Keller Pointe, the Keller Public Library and the Keller Senior Center will have delayed openings of noon Feb. 24. However, the Keller Regional Animal Adoption Center is closed Feb. 24.
According to a post from the city of Roanoke, the city’s offices, public library, recreational center, visitor center and museum will all be closed Feb. 24.
The city plans to resume its regular office hours Feb. 25, the post stated.
“As the weather conditions continue to develop, please tune in to our social media outlets or the city's website for timely updates,” the city wrote.
To request city services or report an issue, the city recommends residents use the Fort Worth app, text “hello” to 817-835-6939, call the city’s call center at 817-392-1234, visit this link for a service request or call the water utility call center at 817-392-4477.
To register for the city’s free alert system, click here.
According to Fort Worth’s most recent update at 5:53 p.m. Feb. 23, the city’s transportation and public works department was servicing bridges, overpasses and approaches to hospital emergency rooms.
“Sanding crews have been dispatched to 252 locations so far,” the city wrote. “Sanding operations will continue as needed.”
The city suspended residential solid waste collections Feb. 23, according to the update. However, the city has not written whether collections are canceled Feb. 24.
The city’s Central Revenue Office is closed for in-person transactions Feb. 24, according to the update. All Fort Worth Public Library locations, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance offices, development services offices, water customer service lobby and the municipal court’s satellite operation at Golden Triangle Library are also closed.
As for recreational facilities, the Log Cabin Village and McLeland Tennis Center are closed and will reopen Feb. 25, the update stated. The Fort Worth Zoo and Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge are also closed.
Fort Worth’s golf courses will reopen Feb. 25 at 8 a.m., and the Fort Worth Water Gardens are closed and will reopen at noon Feb. 25, according to the update. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Botanical Research Institute of Texas are closed Feb. 24 and may have a delayed opening Feb. 25.
In a Feb. 24 update at 6 a.m., the town of Trophy Club wrote that all of its administrative offices will be closed Feb. 24 due to the weather.
However, the police department, fire department and emergency medical services will remain operational, according to the update. For nonemergency assistance, call 682-220-6934.
“If you have to go out on the roads, please be cautious and drive safely as they are icy in various areas,” the town wrote.
In a Feb. 23 update from the town of Westlake, the town hall and municipal court are closed Feb. 24.
Westlake staff has been monitoring streets since Feb. 23 and has loaded trucks with sand and salt to continue spreading layers on roads and bridges, according to another Feb. 23 update.
“We are also working closely with both our Westlake Fire-EMS team and Keller Police to look for trouble spots along our streets,” the town wrote.
Closures, slick roads from winter weather across Keller, Roanoke, Fort Worth, Trophy Club and Westlake
Because of the winter weather, cities and towns such as Keller, Roanoke, Fort Worth, Trophy Club and Westlake have had to close various facilities and delay services. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)