Fort Worth reschedules public hearing, halts solid waste collections due to winter weather

The National Weather Service said icy spots on roads will persist as temperatures drop into the low 20s on Feb. 24 and into Feb. 25. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
The National Weather Service said icy spots on roads will persist as temperatures drop into the low 20s on Feb. 24 and into Feb. 25. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

The National Weather Service said icy spots on roads will persist as temperatures drop into the low 20s on Feb. 24 and into Feb. 25. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

With icy road conditions blanketing the region Feb. 24, the city of Fort Worth updated its winter weather notices.

A public hearing to receive comments on the selected redistricting maps that was set for Feb. 24 has been rescheduled. According to a notice on the city’s website, the hearing will now be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 in the council chamber at Fort Worth City Hall, 200 Texas St., Fort Worth.

Fort Worth is looking to add two new City Council districts, bringing the total to 10. The City Council is scheduled to approve a final map March 29.

Solid waste collections

The city also announced on its website that there will be no solid waste collections, which includes garbage, recycling, yard and bulk, on Feb. 24. Fort Worth also encouraged residents to remove all carts from the curb if that can be done safely.


“Those with missed collections Wednesday and Thursday will be allowed to set out extra bags of trash next week, which will be picked up by a separate collections truck,” the announcement said.

There is a possibility that residential collections could be canceled for Feb. 25. The decision will be made that morning, according to the city. The Environmental Collection Center is open Feb. 24, while drop-off stations will be closed.

Streets and bridges

The Fort Worth Transportation & Public Works Department was continuing to service bridges and overpasses as well as approaches to hospital emergency rooms, according to the city. They were also treating certain areas based on requests from the police department, fire department and Medstar, city officials wrote. Sanding crews have been dispatched to 252 locations so far, and sanding operations will continue as needed.
By Ben Karkela
Ben Karkela joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2022 as editor of the Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth publications. He graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2011 and previously worked for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, The Bemidji Pioneer and The Grand Rapids Herald-Review.