McKinney announces closures, delays due to weather conditions

Snowy conditions have arrived in McKinney. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Snowy conditions have arrived in McKinney. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Snowy conditions have arrived in McKinney. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Snowy conditions have arrived in McKinney. (Graphic courtesy the National Weather Service)
Updated 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16 with additional information:

Trash and recycling collections will be delayed beginning Feb. 15 due to forecast inclement weather, the city of McKinney announced. It is likely services will be delayed until next week.

In a news release, the city announced that staff is monitoring the weather and that updated information will be posted on the city website at www.mckinneytexas.org.

The city has also closed several of its facilities, which are listed on its website, and is offering warming stations. These include McKinney Boyd High School at 600 Lake Forest Drive, open 24 hours, and The Roy and Helen Hall Library at 101 E. Hunt St., open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mayor George Fuller said in a Facebook video that First United Methodist Church at Church and Lamar streets has also opened as a community-sponsored warming station on the east side of the city. In a news release, the city stated the McKinney Fire Department is working with local senior living communities to set up accommodations for those without food and water.

Additionally, the City Council meeting and work session scheduled for Feb. 16 have been canceled. The meeting and the work session will be rescheduled for a later date. Updated meeting schedules can be found https://mckinney.legistar.com/calendar.aspx.


The city has stated that residents need to preserve energy when possible. Due to the icy conditions and power surges associated with it, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas entered emergency conditions and initiated rotating outages starting at 1:25 a.m. Feb. 15. These outages could continue until the weather emergency ends, the city advised. A guide for what to do before, during and after an energy shortage can be found here.

The city has provided the following numbers for use in the case of an emergency.

  • Life-threatening emergencies: 911

  • Public works: 972-547-7360

  • Traffic control: 972-547-7559

By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.



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