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Posted on: February 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Alert - Winter Storm Warning for HSB Communities

Hard Freeze Expected by Thursday Morning including Winter Storm Warning for the City of Horseshoe Bay Communities. 

According to the National Weather Service forecasts for our area, precautions should be taken to protect “pets, plants and pipes” as well as people when a Winter Strom warning is issued in the area. Freeze warnings are issued by the National Weather Service Austin when the weather is expected to bring sub-freezing temperatures and freezing precipitation to the area. This will make travel conditions very dangerous. All roads, elevated surfaces and walkways could have ice accumulations from 12AM Wednesday night through possibly Monday. 

Below is a link to the National Weather forecast for Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service:

National Weather forecast for Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service:

City crews are currently preparing for possible icing of our streets and will apply de-icing salt when appropriate. All emergency services and utilities are prepared and ready to support the community.

Additional information will be provided by the city as this event develops.

Prepare to Protect Pipes, Plants, and Pets

Widespread freezing temperatures during nighttime hours are expected Wednesday night through Monday morning. Temperatures can be as low as mid 20's or lower during nighttime hours. Wrap or drip outside faucets and pipes. Bring pets and plants into heated areas to protect them from the freeze. Turn off irrigation systems. Know where your water shut-off is located in case of broken pipes that may freeze in exposed areas. 

Please check in on your neighbors who may need assistance preparing for the hard freeze event.

Call the Utilities Department if assistance is needed to turn off your service in the event of a broken pipe.   Dial (830) 598-8741 and follow prompts. 

Water Meter Shutoff - Information on how to locate and shut off your water can be found by following this link.

Hard Freeze Preparation for Horseshoe Bay Residents - We don't get extremely cold weather often here in Central Texas, but when we do it's important to make sure your pipes, plants and pets are protected during the freeze.  Information on how to protect and prepare can be found by following this link.

Stay Informed with Warn Central Texas & CivicReady - Winter Travel warnings for our city will be sent via this platform, please sign up if you have not already done so by following this link.

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