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Posted on: January 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Winter Weather Closings, Trash Updates

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Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 8:13 p.m.

A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for our area until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1. 

City Facility Closures

Due to inclement weather, all non-emergency City offices and facilities will close at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 30. This includes City Hall, Municipal Court, Old Bedford School (senior programming), and Bedford Public Library. Teen Court has also been canceled for Monday evening. At this time, City offices will have open at 10 a.m. tomorrow, January 31. If there are additional closures, they will be communicated on social media and the City’s website, when available. 

The Bedford Center YMCA Closure

The Bedford Center YMCA will be closed Tuesday, January 31. 

Trash and Recycling

Due to the weather forecast, Republic Services has made the decision to cancel trash and recycling collections for Tuesday, January 31. Republic Services will provide the City an update Tuesday afternoon on how collections will resume the remainder of the week.

If your trash and recycling was not picked up Monday, it was because Republic asked their trucks to return to their facility earlier in the afternoon due to worsening road conditions.

School Closures

All Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD closures will be shared on the HEB ISD website.

Road Conditions

Widespread freezing rain and sleet is expected Monday night and Tuesday, with another round of freezing rain and sleet late Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Public Works crews began brining major City intersections on Sunday, January 29. Crews are out and about and continue brining operations at City facilities and major roadways, including Harwood Road, Forest Ridge Drive, Brown Trail, Bedford Road, Cummings Drive (S.H. 121 to Brown Trail), and Hospital Parkway. Learn more about City brining operations

With these changing weather conditions, make sure you're staying up-to-date on the latest information from the U.S. National Weather Service or your local news stations. If you need to head out, please take it slow as freezing drizzle will create slick spots.

The 4 P's

If you haven't already, please protect the 4 P's - people, pets, plants, and pipes. 

  • People: Check in on your elderly neighbors, family, and anyone you know that may be vulnerable in winter conditions.
  • Pets: Bring your furry friends inside! If it’s too cold outside for you, it is for them too.
  • Plants: Bring plants inside or use a sheet/blanket to cover plants that must remain outside. 
  • Pipes: Cover outdoor pipes and spigots to prevent freezing and breaks. Also, don’t forget to turn off your sprinkler systems. If you don’t know how to locate and shut off water for your home, please watch the City’s video to review how to safely turn off your water. 

If you need assistance with turning off your water in an emergency, please contact Public Works at 817-952-2200 during normal business hours. For after-hour emergencies, call the Police Dispatch non-emergency line at 817-952-2127.

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