The National Weather Service is forecasting that sub-freezing temperatures are likely to continue through Saturday, causing hazardous travel conditions. Find the most current weather forecast from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth here.
City crews continue to treat roads, prioritizing major intersections and non-TxDOT bridges. We love our rolling hills and natural areas in Cedar Hill, but that terrain can make it especially hard to navigate in icy conditions. Stay home, if possible. If you must be on the road in these conditions, use extreme caution - take it slow, expect delays, and give other vehicles plenty of space.
City Facility Closures
City of Cedar Hill facilities will be closed to in-person services on Friday, February 4, including the Cedar Hill Government Center, the Alan E. Sims Recreation Center, the Tri-City Animal Shelter, and the Zula B. Wylie Public Library. All essential services, including Police, Fire, Streets, and Utilities, will continue operations. City services for many departments are available online at cedarhilltx.com/2650/City-Services-Online.
The Alan E. Sims Recreation Center, Tri-City Animal Shelter, and Zula B. Wylie Public Library will open at noon on Saturday, February 5. All City facilities will open regular hours on Monday, February 7.
In case of a public safety emergency, call 911. The Cedar Hill Police Department non-emergency line is (972) 291-5181.
For water shut offs and utility emergencies, call (469) 272-2931 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or after hours call (972) 780- 6643.
To report a power outage, contact ONCOR at (888) 313- 4747.
Due to hazardous road conditions, Waste Management has canceled trash and recycling collection for Friday, February 4. Trash and recycling will be collected on the next regularly scheduled service day.
Remember the Four Ps
1. PEOPLE - Stay inside as much as possible. In addition to keeping your family warm, limiting time outdoors can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on slippery sidewalks and roads. Check on any elderly family or neighbors that may need extra blankets, winterizing their homes or a warm place to stay. If you must go outside, dress in layers and stay dry. Know the signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
2. PETS - Dogs and cats get cold too. Bring them inside when temperatures at 32° or less unless they have a well-insulated structure that: is large enough to curl up in and has a wind block at the door; includes a heated water bowl so that have access to unfrozen water; has a floor elevated from the ground with warm dry blankets or dry straw, and has heating or an outdoor heating pad. Signs that an animal may be getting too cold include: trembling, sleepiness, slowed breathing, mobility issues, dry skin, numbness, illness.
3. PIPES - Cover exposed pipes and faucets. Run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children. Keep the garage doors closed if there are water lines in the garage. Learn more about protecting your pipes and find out what to do if you suspect you have frozen pipes.
If, despite your best efforts, your have burst or broken pipes and need water shut off, you can call Utility Services at (972) 780-6643.
4. PLANTS - Either cover plants to keep them warm at night or bring them inside so they can flourish.
To report a weather-related outage power outage, contact Oncor by calling 888-313-4747, texting O-U-T to 66267, downloading the MyOncor app, or visiting stormcenter.oncor.com.