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Posted on: February 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] FEBRUARY 2021 WINTER STORM UPDATE from the City of La Marque

Winter Storm Warning Feb 2021

City updates on trash service, water bill due dates, weather forecasts and power outage tips. Cold temps and dangerous conditions are forecast through Thursday, February 18, 2021.

FEBRUARY 2021 WINTER STORM UPDATE
The State of Texas is under a winter storm warning, wind chill warning and freeze warning. Please take precautions to keep your family safe and warm. Stay off the roads if possible, especially Sunday evening through Tuesday morning. Remember the 4 Ps - people, pets, pipes and plants. Cold temps and dangerous conditions are forecast through Thursday, February 18, 2021.
TRASH COLLECTION 
Due to the inclement weather, Waste Management is suspending service for Monday, February 15, 2021. Weather permitting, Monday customers will receive garbage collection on their next service day. 
CITY OPERATIONS 
City of La Marque's Emergency Management, Public Safety and Public Works employees are preparing for potential impacts and will be working through the storm. Non-emergency operations will have a two-hour delayed opening Monday, February 15, 2021, which could be extended depending on weather conditions. Monday is a due date for utility bills. Late fees will be waived until the storm passes. 
WATER PRESSURE
The water leak at Nashby & Edgar has been repaired. Citizens and businesses across town have normal water pressure at the time of this update. 
PIPES  
Please prepare your home for freezing temperatures by wrapping exterior pipes. Use insulation or old towels and then secure with duct tape or twine. Leave faucets on a slow drip when temperatures are below freezing. 
POWER 
Several factors contribute to the loss of power during winter storms, including extra pull on the grid, extra weight on the power lines created by icy precipitation and high winds. Should a power outage occur, check the Texas-New Mexico Power Outage map for updates. 
Please be prepared for power outages. Check flashlights and lanterns in advance. Ensure you have fresh batteries for flashlights and hand-held radios. Charge phones, tablets, entertainment for children, etc. Confirm backup plans if anyone in your home depends on powered medical equipment.
TRAVEL 
Citizens are urged to stay off the roads. Please avoid unnecessary travel. Roads and overpasses will be covered in ice and driving conditions will be dangerous. 
ICE AND SNOW
Ice accumulation is expected in our area due to freezing rain. There is a slight chance of snow in La Marque. Areas north of Houston could see 4 to 6 inches of snow. 
WARMING STATIONS 
City of La Marque has established two warming centers within our city limits should we experience prolonged power outages. Updates will be provided should the need arise. 
HERE IF YOU NEED US
For emergencies, dial 911. To report utility emergencies, such as a broken water main, call LMPD Dispatch at 409-938-9269. Stay safe and warm, La Marque.

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