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City of Memphis winter weather update (2-14)

City of Memphis winter weather update (2-14)

Currently, roads remain in generally in good condition but there are slick areas as snow has moved in. Public Works crews will continue to be ready to respond to weather conditions and deploy snow and ice equipment accordingly.

As a reminder, our primary focus remains treating major streets with bridges/overpasses and inclines/declines. We’ll then treat remaining major streets on an as-needed basis. Emergency service providers such as hospitals, police and fire precincts will also receive special considerations during inclement weather. Snow plows are only utilized when significant accumulation greater than 3” is forecasted.

Public Works Snow and Ice Operation includes:

  • 6 brine units
  • 16 salt and sand trucks
  • 8 snow plows

MATA is running but expect some delays.

Solid Waste: Tomorrow is Presidents’ Day and your garbage collections services will shift to the next day all week. If your pickup day is Monday Feb 15, your collections will happen on Tuesday. If your collection day is Friday, February 19, your pickup day is Saturday, February 20 (pending weather conditions).

Libraries: City libraries are closed tomorrow for Presidents’ Day.

Warming Centers: We opened a second warming center yesterday. There are two locations: Hollywood Community Center location at 1560 N. Hollywood and Ruth Tate Senior Center at 1620 Marjorie Street.  For transportation, beginning at 6 p.m., please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 901-297-1680.

There are two locations for overnight accomodations: Memphis Union Mission (383 Poplar Avenue) and the Salvation Army (696 Jackson Avenue). For additional local shelters call (901) 529-4545.

133 people utilized the Warming Centers yesterday.

We will continue to keep residents informed with updates on the City’s website, as well as Facebook (@MEMCity) and Twitter (@CityofMemphis) and Nextdoor as information becomes available.