Residents urged to stay home and off the roads as much as possible
Austin, TX – Travis County Judge Andy Brown and Austin Mayor Steve Adler have issued a local state of disaster for both Travis County and the City of Austin in response to severe winter weather conditions.
These declarations will last for no more than seven days, until February 21, 2021.
“The winter weather conditions we are experiencing are serious and can be deadly if we don’t all take precautions,” said Travis County Judge Andy Brown “We encourage everyone to seek shelter and stay off the roads unless it is an emergency.”
The Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center is activated and coordinating the County and City response. Residents are urged to stay off the roadways unless absolutely necessary.
“Please help our emergency responders by staying home and off the roads,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “We are also concerned about our energy supply. Please conserve energy by turning down thermostats to 68-degrees, closing shades & blinds to reduce heat lost through windows, & turning off & unplugging non-essential lights and appliances.”
Resources from City departments
- Information on power outages from Austin Energy.
- Additional cold weather information and tips from can be found here from Austin Energy.
- Austin Water information on freezing weather website for tips preventing property damage
- Highway conditions can be monitored at DriveTexas.org.
- Information on local roadways and their conditions can be found on Austin Transportation’s Twitter.
- Information from Austin Public Works on their operations
- Follow the City of Austin and Travis County on social media.