Here is what residents in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake should know about the potential winter storm, Jan. 15-16

Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake residents should check the school districts' websites and social media pages for updates on potential school closures.

Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake residents should check the school districts' websites and social media pages for updates on potential school closures.

The chance of freezing rain and snowfall this evening could impact Grapevine-Colleyville ISD schools, Carroll ISD schools, and Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake residents’ commutes Tuesday.

Carroll ISD spokesperson Julie Thannum said residents can check for updates on potential opening delays or school cancellations on the district website’s homepage, as well as its Facebook and Twitter pages. She said the district tweets decisions first, then uses its Blackboard ConnectED emergency telephone calling system to reach all households, including staff.

According to the GCISD website, if schools are to be closed for an entire day, an announcement will be made by 6:30 a.m. that day. Notices of schools closing are sent directly to parents and employees by phone, email and text. In addition, information is posted on the district and school websites and posted on the district's Facebook and Twitter pages.

A tweet from the city of Grapevine said that public works crews are applying a sand/salt mixture to bridges and overpasses in anticipation of precipitation falling. Colleyville officials said the city has done the same.

Southlake spokesperson Vicky Schiber said an assessment of road conditions are made early in the morning. If city offices need to be closed, information is then posted on the city's website, social media and My Southlake News.
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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