Severe Weather Advisory Information

  02/14/2021

UPDATED:  Friday, February 19th

With another round of freezing rain and sleet starting Tuesday night, February 16th and possibly lasting into Thursday morning February 18th, we received confirmation that the recycling plant is closed on Wednesday, February 17th; there will be no recycling pickup as we hoped for Feb. 17th. 

Weather permitting, the Public Works Department will be picking up trash, tomorrow, Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th.  Trash pickup will begin at 10 a.m. and Public Works. If your trash is normally picked up on Friday, it will be picked up slightly late, tomorrow.    Thursday’s trash pickup will be collected this Saturday.  On Monday, February 22nd, we’re back to the usual Monday – Friday collection with recycling on Wednesdays.

Emergency services including essential public works employees are working diligently to respond to emergencies, place barricades and maintain the city water system(s).  Please stay home and off the streets, if possible, as we have had several accidents where citizens have driven around posted barricades and subsequently been in an accident after hitting icy patches of roadway.

Please remember to protect the 4 “Ps” of People, Pets, Pipes and Plants. Emergency plans are in place with the City of Alamo Heights to ensure essential services are still in place. There could be delays in emergency response services due to the inclement weather but essential personnel are on duty as always to respond to emergencies as they arise.

Please also remember to conserve as much energy as possible due to the high energy demand on the electrical grid system. Click here for additional information from CPS Energy in energy conservation due to the extreme cold temperatures.  Energy demand for the State is currently at record consumption due to the demands placed on the electrical grid system. Be careful with space heaters and the use of generators as well should the power grid go down. Be aware that the use of any motorized equipment to provide power or other gas fired equipment has the potential to create carbon monoxide poisoning if not used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Tips to reduce electricity use:

  • Turn down thermostats to 68-degrees.
  • Close shades and blinds to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows.
  • Turn off and unplug non-essential lights and appliances.
  • Avoid using large appliances (i.e., ovens, washing machines, etc.).
  • Businesses should minimize the use of electric lighting and electricity-consuming equipment as much as possible.
  • Large consumers of electricity should consider shutting down or reducing non-essential production processes.

Please stay tuned for further information blasts as well as the city website in the coming days for updates.

Visit https://www.weather.gov/ewx/ for the latest updates.