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Posted on: February 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Most Saturday operations continue for City of Killeen

Residents still urged to be cautious on roadways

KILLEEN, Texas (Feb. 4, 2022) – The majority of operations scheduled for Saturday for the City of Killeen will continue as normal, following a winter weather event across the city.

 

The Killeen Police and Fire Departments confirm there are less icy patches, so the roadways are not as dangerous. They still ask motorists to practice extreme caution if they must travel.

 

Killeen Police report that there were less than two dozen serious accidents from Wednesday through today and Killeen Fire said they took about ten additional calls per day during this weather event. KFD has also reduced the number of booster trucks they’ll have on the roads to two.

 

The Public Works department laid out about 85 tons of sand overnight and reports no major water main breaks. The Water and Sewer staff is monitoring our water system in several locations in case there are any emergency shutoffs needed. Additional employees are also assisting with incoming phone calls and prepared to respond to any water main breaks if necessary.

 

All Saturday events at the Recreation Center and libraries will continue, although some on an amended schedule. All flights at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional airport are canceled today but will continue tomorrow.

 

As a reminder, due to the dangerous conditions and for the safety of our crews, there will be no trash collection service this week for those residents who have a normal Friday schedule. All residents who have Friday trash service will be permitted to place additional waste at the curb during next Friday’s Feb. 11th collection at no additional cost. The Killeen Transfer Station will also be open to the public between 10a.m. - 5p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, February 5th and residential customers can dispose of waste at no charge. We apologize for the inconvenience, but safety is our number one priority.

 

Road updates: The N WS Young bridge remains closed, due to icing. The section of old FM 440 Road, near W Central Texas Expressway, between McDonalds and Raising Canes is closed. The intersection at WS Young Drive and Rancier Avenue has been in flash mode and the City’s traffic technicians will work to fix the issue. I-14 has been freezing over.

 

As a reminder, the city will open a warming center again tonight and will open earlier than previously reported. The center locations and hours are as follows:

 

  • Friday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m. to 8 a.m., Moss Rose Center (1103 E Ave. E), dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., Rosa Hereford Community Center (2201 E. Veterans Memorial Boulevard)

 

Emergency personnel will remain on full staff. Residents are asked to use the Police non-emergency line when possible at (254) 501-8800, and use 911 in case of an emergency. City staff is closely watching the system and we will continue to provide updates of any impact to city services on our website (killeentexas.gov and clicking on the Winter Weather banner) and social media outlets.

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