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Posted on: March 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Severe Weather Response

Bedford Dispatch Center with "Severe Weather Response" text

Friday, March 3 (9:45 a.m.) 


City crews are out in force today as we work to pick up storm debris! If you have downed trees in the right-of-way; blocking driveways, street signs or streetlights; or are in the road due to last night’s storms, please call Public Works at 817-952-2200. Public Works crews will come out and remove the tree. As a reminder, all downed trees and tree limbs on private property are the responsibility of property owners.

If you see Public Works crews cut up a tree, place the limbs along the side of the road, and leave, they will return and pick it up later today. Crews are busy restoring traffic signals, replacing street signs, cutting up downed trees, and removing debris blocking roads throughout the City.


Please follow the City’s bulk and brush guidelines to have storm debris removed on your regular trash pick-up days. Bulk items must be no larger than 3' x 3 'x 12'. Brush items must be cut in lengths not to exceed four-feet, bundled and tied, and weigh no more than 50 pounds per bundle. If it is not bundled or too heavy for Republic personnel to pick up, it will most likely not be picked up.

Just a reminder, trucks will be slower than usual with trash pickup next week as they will be picking up trash and storm debris. If your trash pickup is missed (trash is still at the curb after 7 p.m.), please call 817-332-7301.

If you have yard waste larger than these limits, you can contact Republic Services directly to schedule a quote for special pick-up at 817-317-2000.

View all of the City’s bulk and brush guidelines.


Code Enforcement Officers are aware residents will need time to cleanup storm debris and make repairs to their homes and property.


Oncor has been working through the night to restore power. View restoration timelines or report an outage.

We appreciate your patience as we work through this together!


Thursday, March 2 (7:30 p.m.)

Police and Fire personnel are responding to all 9-1-1 calls right now, but due to the high call volume, first responders are prioritizing life-threatening calls. After responding to the critical calls, they will work through calls that relate to storm damage and other concerns. So far, there have been many calls concerning structural damage, downed power lines, and power outages.

Power Outages: Remember, if you lose power, please report it to Oncor at Oncor is reporting about 6,200 Bedford customers without power right now and is working to restore lines.

City Facilities: The Library and The Bedford Center YMCA are closed for the evening.

Trees: Dispatchers have received a lot of calls about fallen trees. Please only report them if they are blocking a road, driveway, or have fallen on power lines at this time.

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