The Town of Richardson is closing town facilities and suspending garbage collection Feb. 23 and 24 due to winter weather

The City of Richardson is enacting a winter weather protocol due to severe icy conditions that are expected to last in the metroplex until February 25. (File image)

The City of Richardson is enacting a winter weather protocol due to severe icy conditions expected to last in the metroplex until Feb. 25, according to a statement.

The following facilities and entities will operate on a modified schedule, with facilities closing at 5 p.m. on February 23 and remaining closed or with reduced hours of operation on February 24.

  • Solid waste collection, including garbage, recycling, and pick-up of brush and bulky items, is suspended on February 24. Collection on these roads will take place on February 26, according to the city. For up-to-date information on solid waste collection, visit www.cor.net/servicedelays.
  • Huffhines Tennis Center, Richardson Gymnastics Center and Richardson Senior Center will be closed on February 24. W. Eisemann Center, Heights Recreation Center, Huffhines Recreation Center, Richardson Municipal Court, Richardson City Hall, and Richardson Public Library.
  • All due dates of February 24 and 25 are extended until 5 p.m. on February 28. The roles and court hearings of February 24 are postponed to March 3 at the same time. Residents can contact the court to confirm the status of their case at 972-744-4500 or online at www.cor.net/court.
  • Richardson Bush Central Barkway Dog Park and Sherrill Park Golf Course are both closed until weather conditions permit safe use.
  • The Richardson Police Department lobby, 200 N. Greenville Ave., has been designated as a warm-up center for those who lose power in their residences. The facility will be open 24 hours a day until no longer needed.

Street maintenance crews from the Utilities Department are working 12-hour shifts due to winter weather. When ice builds up and causes dangerous driving conditions, crews spread sand on several high-priority areas, including bridges, major roads, intersections and hospital walkways.

For more information and updates on the city’s winter weather response, visit www.cor.net/winter.

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