Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Update: Denton County, schools closed Thursday and Friday

School is canceled Thursday and Friday for Argyle ISD, Denton ISD, Lewisville ISD, Northwest ISD, and Liberty Christian School, the districts announced Wednesday.

All Denton County facilities will also be closed Thursday and Friday because of the winter weather in the forecast, the county announced Wednesday. All non-emergency Flower Mound town facilities will be closed on Thursday.

Republic Services is suspending service on Thursday with a plan to service Thursday routes on Friday and Friday routes on Saturday. There will be no garbage or recycling service on Thursday in Highland Village.

A Winter Storm Warning for Denton County will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday as a storm is expected to bring freezing rain, sleet and snow through the area Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Up to a half-inch of ice and 2 inches of snow/sleet are possible, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is expected to begin in the early afternoon, with icy conditions beginning around 6 p.m. Wednesday. precipitation is expected to transition to a wintry mix around midnight until mid Thursday morning, when it will transition to snow throughout the day.

The weather service is expecting dangerous travel conditions Wednesday night through Friday morning. Conditions should improve slightly Friday afternoon, but then melted snow/ice will refreeze overnight and make the roads slick again Saturday morning. Widespread improvement is expected Saturday afternoon.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) issued a Winter Weather Watch through Sunday as it is expecting high energy demand. ERCOT projects to have sufficient generation to meet the high demand.

This story will be updated with more closure news throughout the day Wednesday.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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