Monday, May 23, 2022

Local schools, government facilities close

Local schools and town and county facilities closed early Wednesday and/or will be closed Thursday due to slick roads that are expected to become icier overnight.

Some roads, especially bridges and overpasses, were experiencing spotty icy conditions as of Wednesday afternoon, and the forecast calls for more sleet and freezing rain Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of North Texas, including Denton County, and it forecasts the worst travel conditions will be from around 6 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday, and then the roads may refreeze Thursday night through Friday morning. Total ice accumulation is expected to be between 0.1-0.25 of an inch.

Because of the expected dangerous driving conditions, all local school districts — Argyle, Denton, Lewisville and Northwest ISDs — as well as Liberty Christian School canceled after-school activities Wednesday and school on Thursday.

Argyle Town Hall closed at 3 p.m. Wednesday and will remain closed Thursday. Denton County closed all facilities at 2 p.m. Wednesday and will remain closed all day Thursday. All early voting locations in Denton County were closed at 2 p.m. and will reopen Friday morning at 7 a.m.

The town of Flower Mound closed its Community Activity Center, Library and Senior Center early on Wednesday, and public meetings scheduled for Wednesday night have been canceled. All non-emergency town offices and facilities will open at 10 a.m. Thursday. Trash and recycling services in Flower Mound and Lantana will be delayed by one day, and the same services will not run Thursday in Highland Village.

Check back for updates.

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

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