A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for our area, beginning Wednesday afternoon. The City of Bedford reminds residents to be safe at home and if you are traveling out on the roads.
Due to inclement weather, all non-emergency City offices and facilities are closed Thursday, February 3. This includes City Hall, Municipal Court, Old Bedford School, Bedford Public Library, and Animal Shelter. Below are some additional points to note with the closures:
Municipal Court: Municipal Court has contacted those involved with court proceedings or payment due dates to reschedule those dates. If anyone has Municipal Court-related questions, please call 817-952-2150, Option 2 and leave a voicemail. A staff member will return the call when City offices reopen.
Library: The Library will also be closing early at 6 p.m. tonight, February 2 for the safety of staff.
At this time a decision on Friday closures has not been made, but will be communicated on social media and the City’s website, when available.
Due to the weather forecast and how it could impact employee safety, Republic Services has made the decision to cancel trash and recycling collections for Thursday, February 3.
Trash and recycling collection for Thursday’s customers will now occur on Friday, February 4, and Friday’s customers will be serviced on Saturday, February 5. If there are any additional changes to this schedule, they will be communicated on the City’s website and social media channels.
Water Meter Boxes
In addition, we want to make sure everyone knows how to locate and shut off water for your home, in case of an emergency. Please watch the City’s Water Meter Access and Shut-Off video to review how to safely turn off your water.
If you need assistance with turning off your water or removing your lid, please contact Bedford Public Works at 817-952-2200 during normal business hours. For after-hour emergencies, please call the Police Dispatch non-emergency line at 817-952-2127.
All HEB ISD schools will be closed on Thursday, February 3 and Friday, February 4, due to inclement weather. View more information on the HEB ISD website.
Report a Power Outage
Report power outages to Oncor at 1-888-313-4747 or stormcenter.oncor.com
Please follow these additional safety tips to prepare for freezing temperatures:
- Bring pets and plants inside. Use a sheet or blanket to cover plants that must remain outside.
- Build an emergency supply kit for both your home and vehicle (plenty of water, portable chargers, flashlights, batteries, etc.).
- Check in on your elderly neighbors, family, and anyone you know that may be vulnerable in winter conditions.
- Once the temperature outside drops below freezing, let water drip slowly from faucets to keep your pipes from freezing.
- Open cabinet doors under sinks to expose pipes to heat within the house.
- Turn off automatic sprinkler systems and cover outdoor pipes and spigots.
- Stay off icy and hazardous roads.
Also, make sure you’re following the U.S. National Weather Service Fort Worth Texas or local news stations for the latest weather information. We’ll continue to keep you updated on our communication channels and the City’s website about any impacts to City services.