Plano officials are bracing themselves for the upcoming winter season which is reported to be hazardous according to a CW33 article from February 23 which says,
“The City of Plano released a winter weather update on Wednesday afternoon and roads are reportedly slick, especially along elevated surfaces. Officials are working to sand the roads, even still, drivers are encouraged to remain cautious and allow for extra time when braking and keep space between other vehicles.
The city reports, “Our public safety & public works teams are dealing with several traffic crashes, icy bridges, and slips and falls. If you must drive, drive with caution. Give plenty of space between other vehicles. Be extremely careful on elevated surfaces. Don’t accelerate or brake suddenly.”
Trash routes will be completed Wednesday and recycling collections will resume on Friday since the processing center is closed. “No trash collection on Thursday. These carts will be serviced on Friday. No recycling collection on Thursday. The recycling center remains closed. We will service these carts on Friday, potentially rolling into Saturday.”
Plano’s overnight warming station at 3528 E. 14th Street will be open during the day and evening. “While the City will remain open, weather may impact tomorrow’s operations. Please follow the City’s social media channels and check your email for additional updates.
Additionally, Plano took extra steps to inform the public what should be done during the winter weather so as to help minimize unwanted problems and accidents. They tweeted an infographic in their Twitter profile which reads,
Lastly, Plano City already gave the green signal for the closure of city buildings such as the public library, recreation centers and even the animal shelter after 3PM.