Due to forecasted winter weather conditions, City of Schertz facilities will be closed on Thursday, February 3. A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for Guadalupe and Bexar Counties from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a Winter Weather Warning will be in effect for Comal County from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 3.
City officials are closely monitoring weather conditions and any additional changes to city services will be communicated as necessary. Residents should remain weather aware and watch the local forecast for updates on changing conditions. View local weather updates at weather.gov and sign up for emergency notifications via CivicReady by going to Schertz.com/Alerts.
Republic Services residential waste collection on Thursday, February 3rd will run as regularly scheduled. However, a few extra trucks will be running to assist the routes in hopes of completing them before the temperatures drop below freezing. Residents should have trash and recycle curbside by 7 a.m.
Residents are also advised to stay off the roadways as much as possible. Anyone who needs to drive should do so with extreme caution, particularly on elevated roadways and bridges. Remember DO NOT drive around barricades and please slow down. View up to date road conditions and closures at drivetexas.org.
During these extremely cold temperatures, it’s important to remember the 4 Ps: People, Pets, Pipes, and Plants. Bring your pets and plants indoors, check on family and neighbors to make sure they are taking precautions, and wrap any exposed outdoor pipes to protect them from the cold. If using portable heaters indoors make sure to keep them on a solid surface and at least 3 feet from anything that can burn, including furniture, carpets, curtains, and people. Keep them out of the way of foot traffic, away from children, and always turn off and unplug when leaving a room or going to bed. Never use generators, grills, camp stoves, or similar devices indoors as heating.
With the extreme cold temperatures, residents should prepare for potential power outages.