Some winters we get ice storms that cause major roadway problems. The weight of freezing precipitation can cause power lines to fall and leave many without electricity. Very cold temperatures can cause problems with freezing pipes and the leaks and breaks that show up when things thaw.
There are several ways to keep up with what's going on.
Watch local TV to see if schools are closed during winter storms.
For information on City facilities with delayed openings or closings check the home page of the city website
Sign up to receive the City's Twitter notices
at twitter.com/cedarhilltx (it works on your computer or smart phone).
Sign up to receive emails from the city via Notify Me
. Sign up for "City Notices".
The City encourages you to sign up to receive critical notices
by phone, email and SMS. The City uses a system that contacts phone numbers in the white pages, but we recommend residents visit the link above to add cell phones and email addresses to make sure you receive these important messages. Your information is not shared with anyone else.
Be sure to prepare for extended storm-related power outages with a supply of candles, matches, flashlights and batteries, a battery-powered radio some canned food (and a manual opener) and water.
If cell phones are working, conserve battery power by limiting non-essential calls. You may be able to recharge the battery using a laptop computer.