City of Copperas Cove Warming Center Update February 4, 2022

Fortunately, no residents have required warming center services since mid-Thursday
so the center will close at noon today, Friday. Staff will remain on standby to reopen should a need arise. For emergency assistance, please call the Copperas Cove PD at (254) 547-8222 x0 or 9-1-1.

City of Copperas Cove – Winter Storm Landon Update #1 February 3, 2022

Copperas Cove, Texas – The City of Copperas Cove’s Emergency Management team continues tracking Winter Storm Landon as the severe winter weather continues to provide dangerous conditions and freezing temperatures. We will continue to provide informational updates, however here is our current position:

  • All non-essential City facilities will remain closed on Friday, February 4th. Essential City departments, such as the Fire, Police, and select Public Works Departments, will remain operational and ready to serve our citizens. For emergency assistance, please contact the Police Department at (254) 547-8222 x0 or 911.
  • Solid Waste will remain closed until Monday, at which time crews will begin the day by sweeping through Areas 7 & 8 to collect remaining trash; Area 7 special collections (recycle, bulk, brush) will also be collected. Regularly scheduled items for Monday will be collected as well, to include Areas 1 & 2 trash and Area 1 special collections (recycle, bulk, brush). Our dedicated Solid Waste team will ensure all collections are completed as soon as possible, so please have receptacles curbside on Monday morning by 7am. Specific questions or concerns may be directed to Solid Waste at (254) 547-4242 once they reopen Monday morning at 8am.
  • Public Works crews in various departments continue to work through the severe weather conditions. Street Dept. crews worked from 4am to 4pm, treating major roadway concerns with a sand & gravel mixture, and will remobilize on Friday morning at 4am. Areas of concentration have been vulnerable hills and intersections based on traffic concerns. Several steep roadways have been barricaded due to dangerous conditions, and include: Ash St, Colorado Dr, Freedom Ln, Mountain Ave, Mueller St, Ogletree Pass, Pecan Cove Dr, and Veterans Ave. Motorists are encouraged to exercise extreme caution if they must go around barricades and to not travel unless absolutely necessary. Please understand if the roadways are impassable by citizens, they may also be impassable by City vehicles to spread aggregate.
  • Water, Sewer, and Wastewater Dept. crews are on standby and continue taking necessary precautions to protect the various tanks, lift-stations, and plants. Crews are providing 24-hour coverage for any emergency repairs that may become necessary. Residents are encouraged to consider leaving faucets on at a drizzle, which will help keep water lines from freezing. For emergency disconnections or assistance, please contact the Police Dept. at (254) 547-8222 x0 so they may contact on-call staff.
  • The Copperas Cove Civic Center, located at 1206 W Avenue B, remains open until further notice to serve as a temporary warming center for any citizens requiring such service. The warming center is established to offer temporary relief from the cold and will not offer full sheltering services.

Weather Updates:

City of Copperas Cove – Winter Storm Landon Preparations

Copperas Cove, Texas – The City of Copperas Cove’s Emergency Management team has been tracking Winter Storm Landon and participating in necessary conference calls with the National Weather Service Fort Worth. City staff has been closely monitoring the severe weather system moving into the Central Texas region this evening, with anticipation of freezing temperatures and a wintery mix of precipitation, causing for potentially dangerous conditions into the weekend. We will provide informational updates of any impacts to City services, however here is our current position:

  • Essential City facilities, such as the Fire, Police, and Public Works Departments, will remain operational and ready to serve our citizens; However, non-essential facilities will be closed on Thursday, February 3rd.
  • Notice was released earlier this week that Solid Waste collections for Areas 7 & 8, which were regularly scheduled for Thursday, were being collected today. The Area 7 Recycle, Bulk & Brush collections are also delayed until Friday, or early next week, depending on weather condition. Please know our dedicated Solid Waste team will ensure all collections are completed as soon as possible. Specific questions or concerns may be directed to Solid Waste at (254) 547-4242 once they reopen Friday morning at 8am.
  • Public Works crews in various departments have been working in preparation of the impending severe weather. Street Dept. crews are on standby with sand/gravel mix to treat major roadway concerns, with a concentration on vulnerable hills and intersections based on traffic concerns. Depending upon how conditions develop, some steep roadways may be closed during the weather event. Motorists are encouraged to exercise extreme caution if they must go around barricades and to not travel unless absolutely necessary. Please understand if the roadways are impassable by citizens, they may also be impassable by City vehicles to spread the aggregate.
  • Water, Sewer, and Wastewater Dept. crews are on standby and have taken necessary precautions to protect the various tanks, lift-stations, and plants. Crews will provide 24-hour coverage for any emergency repairs that may become necessary. For emergency disconnections or assistance, please contact the Police Dept. at (254) 547-8222 x0 so they may contact on-call staff.
  • The Copperas Cove Civic Center, located at 1206 W Avenue B, will open this evening at midnight, and until further notice, to serve as a temporary warming center for any citizens requiring such service. The warming center is being established to offer temporary relief from the cold and will not offer full sheltering services.

Further information will be released as it becomes necessary. Thank you and stay safe.