Just received this update from First Asst. City Manager Ryan Evans:
ROLLING POWER OUTAGES
Councilmembers, we continue to have more than 60 sanding trucks on our streets. Love Field now has one runway open. Oncor has initiated rolling brownouts around the State to conserve power. Your neighborhoods most likely will be impacted. Oncor states the outages should last from 15 to 45 minutes. They do not know when this will be suspended.
Council members, in response to hazardous traffic conditions caused by the winter storm, The City of Dallas Sanitation Services Department is modifying its garbage and recycling collection schedule for the remainder of this week. Dallas garbage customers will have their materials collected on the following schedule:
- Tuesday garbage customers will have their garbage picked up on Tuesday and Wednesday
- Thursday garbage customers will have their garbage picked up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday if necessary
- Friday garbage customers will have their garbage picked up on Friday and Saturday
Residents should place their garbage carts out for service on their normal collection day and leave them out until City crews collect the materials. No citations will be issued for carts left out past the normal collection day.
Operationally, the regular garbage collection drivers will work their regular shifts. As it will not be possible to complete their routes within the shift, the recycling drivers will assume responsibility for the regular garbage routes after the first drivers complete their shift.
THIS MEANS REGULAR GARBAGE WILL BE PICKED UP ACCORDING TO THE SCHEDULE ABOVE. RECYCLING WILL NOT BE PICKED UP THIS WEEK. Recycling will return to normal schedule next week.
Brush collection will not be affected.
I will continue to update as I get more information. (Sorry for not posting weather info yesterday; I was having website issues. My site may be up and down over the next few days as we do some technical updates, but I’ll do my best to keep you posted on weather issues.)