Severe Weather Updates
We have created this webpage to contain the latest information on this winter weather event and its impact to Town Services. Additionally, we will push out updates via Blue Zone News, Blackboard Connect, the Town’s Twitter account (@HP_Texas), HPDPS Twitter account (@HPDPS_TX), and Water Smart notifications.
For updates concerning HPISD, please visit https://www.hpisd.org/.
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February 4, 2022 Weather Updates
Republic Services has decided to postpone Saturday’s trash collection that was previous planned due to continued icy road conditions. The roads are still not safe enough for the trucks to travel highways and residential streets safely. The trash collection schedule is as follows: Last Thursday's collection will now be on Monday, and today’s collection will be on Tuesday.
At this time, forecasts are favorable over the next few days. Town Hall is expected to open for business as normal on Monday. Please continue to monitor this page and the Town's Social Media for important updates. As the ice and snow begin to melt, please keep in mind that evening lows are below freezing and may cause hazardous surfaces. Roads and sidewalks may ice over in the evenings. Please be cautious when traveling or walking in the morning.
February 3, 2022 Weather Updates
Republic Services has made the decision to postpone trash collection on Friday, February 04, due to hazardous road conditions. Thursday’s collection is now scheduled for Saturday, February 05, and Friday’s collection will be on Monday, February 07, with the regularly scheduled Monday collection.
Town Office and the HP Library will once again be closed to encourage staff, visitors, and residents to stay safe and off of the hazardous roads. Staff are working remote, and able to conduct regular services. Parks, Public Works, and the HPDPS employees are all actively working through the weather to assist residents.
February 2, 2022 Weather updates
The National Weather Service has forcasted that the wintry weather conditions should arrive sooner that originally predicted, with freezing rain arriving Wednesday afternoon instead of in the evening. The accumulation of rain, sleet, and possible snow will make the roads very hazardous for travel overnight and into Thursday. Even if ice on roads melt late Thursday, they will refreeze overnight Thursday night.
If ice accumulates, it will pose the greatest possible impact to electric delivery service. These accumulations can weigh down tree limbs, causing them to significantly sag or break onto power lines, and create dangerous road conditions. Responding personnel are trained to safely and efficiently work in freezing temperatures and restoration efforts will take place in 16 hour shifts, 24 hours a day, so long as weather conditions allow.
Oncor resources and personnel are being pre-positioned ahead of the severe weather arrival to ensure any necessary restoration work can begin as soon as safely possible. Mutual assistance personnel will also be pre-positioned where greatest impacts are expected upon their arrival.