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People Urged To Take Precautions In Readiness For Another Winter Storm

A Few Weather-Related Closings, Cancellations Already Reported

North and Central Texas are under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Monday, with mixed precipitation and very low temperatures and strong winds that could result in very restricted visibility and possibly life threatening wind chills, according to weather forecasts. A second winter storm front is expect then to blow in Tuesday night or Wednesday and hang around until potentially Thursday, with snow, wind gusts and potential other precipitation.

Local emergency officials and crews who respond to improve road conditions and restore services have been working since midweek, and anticipated working in front of and as bad weather fronts begin moving in. If the weather gets as bad as predicted, people are urged to stay in and at home off roads if at all possible. State emergency officials and weather forecasters urge residents to prepare for power outages and have non-perishable food and water on hand, just in case. Those who can’t are reminded to go slow when traveling roads and allow plenty of time for potential delays. Those traveling are encouraged to put an extra blanket, flashlight, food, and water in their vehicle just in case they become stranded. Check road conditions before traveling as some roads likely will become impassable. The latest road conditions for Texas can be found at drivetexas.org.

Many school districts are scheduled to be off or Washington’s birthday/Presidents Day on Monday. If the weather persists beyond that, school districts are already working on contingency plans. For instance, Sulphur Springs ISD prepared students and staff Friday with the needed electronic devices to revert to all-virtual learning if travel isn’t safe for classes on Tuesday.

Some churches also are changing service times and schedules due to the expected weather, so be sure to check before heading out.

Below are some weather related changes reported to KSST.

Closures and Cancellations

  • Free COVID-19 Testing Center in Sulphur Springs (128-A Jefferson Street) will be closed through Monday due to the winter weather conditions. Officials will reevaluate the situation Monday morning to determine whether the site will reopen or remain closed based on inclement weather conditions at that time.
  • CHRISTUS Trinity Clinics and Urgent Care on South Broadway Street will be closed on Monday in consideration of inclement weather.
  • Central Baptist Church services for Sunday, February 14, have been cancelled. Children’s Hope has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 21.
  • Triumph Christian Center has cancelled services on Feb. 14 due to the winter storm approaching and the bitter cold temps this weekend., and the midweek storm forecast will be closely watched. TCC encourages others to pray one for another and be safe.

If your school or organization is cancelling, delaying or has a scheduling change due to the weather, contact KSST so we can help get the word out.

Stay tuned to KSST Radio 1230 AM for the latest weather reports and updates for school start delays and closings.

Icy conditions on Interstate 30 west near a bridge

Author: Faith Huffman

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