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❄ Icepocalypse 2018: The city ❄

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Katy McElroy

A National Weather Service Winter Storm Warning is in effect from midnight until 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 16. All city of Austin government facilities will be closed, including Austin municipal courts and the downtown community court. City services such as trash, recycling and yard trimmings collection may be delayed. Check here for updates.

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport may be experiencing delays as well. Flight status can be monitored on the ABIA website here.

Capital Metro is offering limited bus service and will operate on its Sunday schedule. MetroRail and MetroExpress will not be running. Car2go services were suspended beginning at 10 p.m. Monday.

The following city and county offices are also closed:

  • Bastrop County and city offices
  • Burnet County and city offices
  • Caldwell County offices
  • Dripping Springs city offices
  • Hays County offices
  • Llano County and city offices
  • Pflugerville city offices
  • Round Rock city offices
  • Williamson County offices
  • New Braunfels city offices will open at 10 a.m.

Austinites are advised to avoid traveling unless “absolutely necessary.” Those who have to commute to work in the morning should be aware of road crews, service trucks and possibly slick conditions. Plan for delays, be cautious and avoid hard braking. In addition, be mindful when walking, as flat surfaces on porches, driveways and sidewalks can be icy. Stay safe and warm out there! Updates will be posted on the city’s website. Information can also be found on ATXN Channel 6 and by calling 311.

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