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Posted on: February 13, 2021

City postponing trash service, transit due to inclement weather

The City of Galveston is suspending trash service until Wednesday due to inclement weather anticipated beginning Sunday through Tuesday.

This will affect trash services for all routes throughout the week. Monday’s route will be collected on Wednesday. Tuesday’s route will be collected on Thursday. Wednesday’s route will be collected on Friday and Thursday’s route will be collected on Saturday. 

Island Transit services will also be suspended on Monday and Tuesday, and will resume normal operations on Wednesday. 

We anticipate having fewer staff members in across all departments, which could create delays for phone calls. We will address residents' needs and questions as soon as possible. 

The City's Municipal Utilities team has been busy at work this week preparing for winter weather. One of our concerns is water infrastructure and the freezing temperatures causing water line breaks. We urge our residents to take steps to ensure their water lines are insulated. We also recommend leaving your faucets on at a light drip to keep water moving in the water-line when temperatures are below 32 degrees. The faucets should only be left at a drip if the house is occupied. If it’s vacant, please call Municipal Utilities at 409-797-3630 to have a crew shut it off. 

As always, remember to protect all the Ps: People, pets, and plants! Please check on elderly neighbors and loved ones who may live alone. Also, please bring pets inside or be sure to secure a warm shelter for outdoor pets with ample food and water. The City recommends moving potted plants inside and covering any outdoor plants.

In case of ice on roads, allow yourself more time and distance between other vehicles to brake and bring the car to a stop. In the event of a power outage, please contact the CenterPoint Energy outage center at www.centerpointenergy.com/outagetracker

We recommend having any necessary medications and food and water for two to three days. Stay warm, Galveston! Follow us for updates on galvestontx.gov and social media @CityofGalveston.

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