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Posted on: January 16, 2018

[ARCHIVED] La Marque Non-Emergency Offices Closed, Events Canceled, Trash Impacted

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Due to worsening weather conditions, City of La Marque non-emergency offices closed at noon, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, to allow employees to travel home safely. Offices are expected to stay closed through the early morning hours Wednesday, January 17.

Due to worsening weather conditions, City of La Marque non-emergency offices closed at noon, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, to allow employees to travel home safely. Offices are expected to stay closed through the early morning hours Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Please monitor www.cityoflamarque.org, register for community newsflash e-notifications or follow the city’s social media accounts for updates. A determination on when the city will reopen will be made mid-morning Wednesday.

Waste Management trash service stopped mid-route this morning due to dangerous road conditions. Impacted citizens can expect trash services to resume on the next regularly scheduled pickup day.

La Marque Public Library canceled both programs scheduled for Wednesday, January 17, Storytime and Book Look.

For emergencies, dial 911. In the event of a power outage, report it to your service provider. To report other non-emergency weather information, call La Marque Police Dispatch at 409-938-9269.

Texas New Mexico Power: 888-866-7456, www.tnmp.com

CenterPoint Energy: 800-332-7143, www.centerpointenergy.com

National Weather Service Houston-Galveston announced the Winter Storm Warning has been expanded to the coast. Snow, ice and sleet will continue this afternoon.

La Marque Public Services will prepare the Vauthier overpass for ice but citizens are encouraged to find another route. Find the latest road conditions at drivetexas.org and https://traffic.houstontranstar.org/

La Marque Mayor Hocking said, “stay warm, stay safe, drive slow and we’ll see you tomorrow.”

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About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County, 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, an early fall concert series and BBQ Cook Off offering free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.­­­­

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