Update on City Response to Weather Conditions
January 29, 2014
The City of Tallahassee is continuing to monitor the severe winter weather that has been impacting our area. The National Weather Service is forecasting near and below-freezing temperatures to continue through the night on Thursday for Tallahassee. While rain will most likely not return overnight, the freezing temperatures might cause existing standing water to turn to ice. The City advises citizens to continue to take precautions, especially on local roadways.
If you experience an issue with any City services, please call 891-4YOU (4968). The customer call center will remain staffed around the clock.
The City's Public Works Department will again have additional staff on call tonight to respond to requests to spread sand on iced roads, remove fallen trees and/or tree limbs and to place barricades if any roads need to be closed. Also, a crew will begin inspections of 19 City maintained bridges at 4 a.m. on Friday morning. Should icy spots be found, the crew will apply sand as needed to enhance safety for the morning rush hour.
If you are driving, remember that roads are slick, and icy spots can exist even if you can't visibly see ice. Please drive slower than normal, leave extra room between cars and don't slam on the brakes.
Citizens should leave exposed pipes wrapped, run a thin stream of water from at least one faucet in the home and bring outside pets indoors. For additional tips, please visit Talgov.com.
The Electric Utility also will have extra crews on call overnight to ensure any power outages are restored as quickly as possible.
Due to the weather, air travelers could experience flight delays and cancellations. TLH reminds all air travelers to check with their airlines to ensure flights are on schedule.
For the latest news on the status of City services, please follow @COTNews on Twitter.
Lizzy Kelley, Communications Department, 891-8533; Utility Emergency Number: Electric, Water & Gas - 24 Hours a Day - 891-4YOU (4968)