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City Of Irving Responds To February Winter Storms

The City of Irving partially activated an Emergency Operations Center on Feb. 2 in response to the winter weather that blanketed North Texas with 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet.  During the storm, which lasted through Feb. 4, city crews responded around the clock to calls for broken water pipes, medical mergencies, sanding streets, power outages and vehicular accidents.

The March issue of Irving City Spectrum newsletter provided the following numbers:

  • 165 emergency response calls for wellness checks, downed power lines, stuck vehicles, flooding, etc.
  • 6 sand trucks operated during 12-hour shifts.
  • 975 cubic yards of sand applied to streets.
  • 171 bridges, 23 major intersections, city facilities, hospitals and steep roadways sanded
  • 188 calls of Water Utilities services, including one water main break and two fire hydrants hit by motorists that required repairs.
  • 47 water work orders.
  • 2 regional water districts coordinated with Irving to ensure continuous water supply.

Nonessential services across the city closed due to the treacherous weather conditions.  The city's emergency services, including Police, Fire and the Office of Emergency Management, and essential services teams from Fleet, Traffic and Transportation, Water Utilities, Solid Waste Services, Building Services and Communications, continued to operate throughout the storm.

The Irving Park and Recreation Department was on standby to open warming centers and provide shuttle service for residents who might have lost power.

 

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