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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 Feb 15  8am

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.

Update 8:00 AM Feb 15, 2021

WINTER STORM UPDATE:
The City of La Marque is in contact with local electrical companies. Power will be restored as soon as possible. Travel is extremely dangerous. Stay home. City non-emergency offices are closed today, Monday, February 15, 2021.
POWER 
There is one power line down in La Marque. Repairs are underway. Follow
Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP)
on social media or visit tnmp.com for updates.
Texas is under an Energy Emergency Alert, declared by the Electric Reliability Council. Rolling power outages are ongoing to reduce demand on the electric system. The goal is temporary outages lasting 15 minutes at a time, but some customers in our area have been without power since about 2:00 a.m. Grid operators and electric companies are fighting to restore power at this time. 
STAY HOME
Roads are extremely hazardous. Citizens are urged to stay home. Roads and overpasses are covered ice, and many traffic lights are without power. 
CITY OPERATIONS 
City of La Marque non-emergency offices are closed today, Monday, February 15, 2021. Today is a due date for utility bills. Late fees will be waived until the storm passes. 
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, La Marque. 
EMAIL YOUR PHOTOS 
We want to see your winter wonderland photos, La Marque. Email snow and ice pics to cmartin@cityoflamarque.org or text 409-795-0165 if you want to be included in a photo album on our Facebook page later this week.

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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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