The McKinney Emergency Overnight Warming Shelter is open to provide temporary shelter from the elements, according to the city’s website.

In addition to planned closures to city facilities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, city officials also announced trash and recycling pickup are canceled on Jan. 15, according to a post on the city’s Facebook page.

What you need to know

Trash and recycling: Residents are advised to continue putting out trash and recycling containers on their designated days if it is safe to do so. Trash and recycling collection service will resume “once the weather improves,” according to the city’s Facebook page.

Warming center: The McKinney Emergency Overnight Warming Shelter, located at 600 Wilson Creek Parkway, opened Jan. 13 and will remain open through Jan. 16, the city’s website states. No ID is required, and pets in crates or on leashes are welcome, according to a post on the city’s Facebook page. For more information on the status of the warming center, call 214-945-4637.

Schools: McKinney ISD officials aim to notify parents and students of any school closures or delays by 5:30 a.m. the morning of a planned school day, according to a post on the district’s Facebook page. Notifications regarding closures or delays will be shared on the district’s website and social media, along with automated messages sent to parents, students and staff.

Diving in deeper

The city also provided the following reminders on its website about preparedness in winter weather:

Downed power lines: Community members who come across downed power lines should leave the area, keep others away from the area and call 911. Avoid touching anything near the power line, including debris.

Pipes: In the case of a broken pipe, residents should familiarize themselves with where their personal shutoff valve is located. Residents experiencing an emergency due to a broken pipe who are unable to shut off their water at their personal shutoff valve can contact the city of McKinney at 972-547-7360 to have the water shut off at the city’s shutoff valve, according to the city’s website.

Pets: The city advises residents to bring pets inside during freezing weather, as well as keeping outdoor walks short and keeping pet’s paws dry and clean.

For more information on these and other winter weather advisories in McKinney, visit