RESOURCES: Cold Weather Shelters, Bus Routes, Road Conditions, and More

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The series of winter storms continue to leave Texans struggling with freezing temperatures, power outages, inaccessible transportation, icy roads, along with lack of food and water services completely shut off.

Know someone in need of help? Check out the resources below for more information on how to stay safe during the severe winter weather.

COLD WEATHER SHELTERS: OPERATING 24-HOURS

  • Individuals seeking shelter: Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 7870 (FULL CAPACITY)
  • Mendez Middle School: 5106 Village Square Drive
  • Reilly Elementary School, 405 Denson Dr, Austin, TX 78752
  • Del Valle High School, 5201 Ross Road, Del Valle, TX 78617
  • PETS WILL RECEIVE ACCOMMODATIONS THROUGH ANIMAL SERVICES
  • If you need to travel to a shelter due to medical needs, call 311 for additional transportation resources. 

24/7 HOTLINE FOR MORE INFO ON COLD WEATHER SHELTERS: 512-305-4233

 

COLD WEATHER SHELTERS: OPERATING 9am-9pm

  • AISD opened two warming centers that will operate from 9am-9pm. You cannot stay overnight, and they will have minimal resources on site. Bring your own blankets and supplies:
    • Russell Lee Elementary School, 3308 Hampton Rd, Austin, TX 78705
    • Murchison Middle School, 3700 N Hills Dr, Austin, TX 78731
    • Zavala Elementary, 310 Robert T Martinez Jr St, Austin, TX 78702
    • Joslin Elementary, 4500 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745
    • Barrington Elementary School – NORTH 400 Cooper Dr in 78753

 

CapMetro CONTINUES LIMITED SERVICES FRIDAY 2/19. OVER THE WEEKEND, SERVICES WILL BEGIN AT 10AM-7PM. NORMAL HOURS RETURN MONDAY 2/22

 

FREE FOOD AND WATER

  • Supplies of water plus free food are being provided to the public thanks to restaurants, local companies and disaster relief organizations.
    • Find the full list of places offering warm meals and water across the city via CBS Austin and KXAN.

AUSTINITES NEED YOUR HELP

 

UPDATE ON AUSTIN ENERGY/ LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CITY’S POWER OUTAGES

HOW TO STAY WARM DURING POWER OUTAGES

 

BOIL WATER NOTICE

  • Due to power loss, a city-wide boil water notice has been issued
  • Boil cooking and drinking water to avoid bacteria and microbes
    • Bring to a rolling boil then boil for another two minutes
  • Brush your teeth with already boiled water or bottled water
  • If you’re washing dishes during the boil water notice, use really hot and soapy water
    • You can also add one tablespoon of bleach per gallon as a precaution
  • Have more questions or concerns? Find out more.

 

KEEP UP WITH ROAD CONDITIONS

Road conditions are severe right now and TxDOT is here to provide you with up-to-date travel-related information.

  • Make sure if you’re traveling, drive before sunset and avoid overpasses + high roadways and bridges
  • Use an elevated vehicle rather than a small car, if possible
  • Main routes are currently being cleared by Austin Transportation, Watershed Protection and Fleet Services departments, Public Works and will continue throughout Thursday 2/18 and Friday 2/19

 

SOURCES TO FOLLOW: KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST CITY UPDATES ON TWITTER

City of Austin

Austin Emergency Management

Austin Water

Austin Energy

Capital Metro

Mayor Adler

AISD

ERCOT

 

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