City of Temple


Winter Weather Preparations Underway in City of Temple

Potential ice/sleet conditions in forecast for Wednesday

TEMPLE, TX (February 4, 2020) – Emergency management officials in Temple continue to monitor the potential for winter weather in the area, with several city departments already starting preparations in case freezing temperatures and icy conditions hit.
The Public Works Department will have two sand spreaders ready for operation beginning this evening, and crews will be inspecting bridges and overpasses throughout the weather event. Depending on the final forecast, Temple Fire Department is prepared to staff extra response squads to handle an increased number of roadway-related calls. In addition, the Parks and Recreation Department will be sanding the entrances to public facilities like City Hall, Municipal Court, Summit Recreation Center and Sammons Community Center in order to maintain safety for visitors.
The Temple Police Department will also be assisting in the city’s winter weather response, with patrol officers checking overpasses and bridges for ice as temperatures begin to drop below freezing. If there are areas that require sanding or roads that need to be closed, officers will contact the public works department or appropriate state agency for assistance. In addition, officers will direct any homeless persons to warming shelters operated by local community agencies if they are open. As always, officers will continue to respond to emergency calls, provide assistance to any motorists, and share information about roadway conditions with the public if needed.

Media Contact:
Laurie Simmons
Public Relations Manager
(O) 254.298.5617
(C) 254.217.5853

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