UPDATE: City offices will remain closed Friday, Feb. 4, due to road conditions remaining hazardous during the winter storm event.
City of Cleburne offices will be closed Thursday, Feb. 3, due to forecasted hazardous winter weather conditions.
Essential services such as police, fire, and public works will remain on duty. The City plans to reopen offices by noon Friday, but will continue to monitor weather conditions to see if it is viable.
City staff has been preparing for this week's winter weather event. The Emergency Management team continues to monitor the weather and staff has outfitted emergency vehicles to respond in icy road conditions.
Public Works has crews and materials ready to treat roadways with optimal strategies depending on the conditions. Our team focuses on intersections to have the most impact with our available resources. The public is encouraged to avoid any unnecessary travel in the forecasted icy conditions.
The Cleburne Police Department's lobby, 302 W. Henderson St., will remain open 24-hours for those that wish to take a break from the elements.
Cleburne Sanitation will gauge weather conditions to see if Thursday curbside pickup is possible. Residents should still leave items for collection on the curb as crews will run the route as soon as weather allows. The Transfer Station will be closed on the same schedule as other city offices.
Cleburne Public Safety encourages community members to sign up for its emergency notification system Cleburne CivicReady to receive alerts via phone call, text, and/or email.
WINTER STORM SAFETY TIPS
From the Texas Department of Health and Human Services
- Remain indoors if possible. If you must go out, dress accordingly, with layered, wind-resistant clothing, head covering—including your ears—and gloves or mittens to protect yourself against frostbite.
- If you must perform work outside, take frequent breaks to warm up, and avoid overexertion.
- Have emergency heating equipment approved for indoor use and appropriate fuel. Gas, kerosene, or propane heaters should not be used indoors because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- In case of power loss, have emergency lighting, such as flashlights or lanterns, with a supply of batteries or fuel.
- Keep an emergency supply of ready-to-eat, non-perishable food, and an emergency supply of water on hand. Ensure you have a manual can opener available.
- Listen to your radio or TV for weather and emergency information. Have a battery-powered radio with spare batteries in case your electricity goes out.
- Travel only if absolutely necessary. If you must travel, do so in daylight. Have emergency supplies in your vehicle. Keep a blanket in your vehicle. Consider the use of snow tires or snow chains if appropriate.