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City Winter Weather Update (2-4)

City Winter Weather Update (2-4)

11 a.m. update


Due to inclement weather, the City of Memphis will operate with essential personnel coverage on Friday, February 4, 2022 until further notice. As a result, the following services will be impacted: Memphis Parks, Memphis Animal Shelter, Libraries, Community Centers (excluding warming centers), City Courts and City Clerk’s Office, Code Enforcement, , City Treasury, Permits Office, Office of Business Diversity and Compliance, 311 and 211.

  • Tax payments can be made online or by phone at 901-636-7200. The City’s Treasury Office also offers taxpayers a convenient drop box located in the Main Lobby at City Hall.
  • The Division of Planning and Development will operate online only with no in-person appointments.

-Public Works:

Road operations:

-185,000 tons of salt was used to treat city roadways

Downed trees

–333 downed trees were reported to OEM

–Public Works crews have cleared 89 trees from city roads

–23 city crews are clearing downed trees

Snow and Ice Operations will continue for at least the next 48 hours. This is a continuous operation and the city is using all available assets to manage the server winter weather storm.

Warming Center: Hickory Hill Community Center – 24 hour operation

–127 residents were sheltered at the Hickory Hill Community Center (3910 Ridgeway Rd.), Thursday, February 3, 2022.

Due to COVID precautions, all persons seeking entry into the center will be required to take a COVID test as well as adhere to social distancing guidance. Masking is strongly encouraged for all persons in the center. Those seeking overnight shelter accommodations are encouraged to seek assistance from our partners at:

• Memphis Union Mission located at 383 Poplar Avenue (901)-526-8403,

• The Salvation Army located at 696 Jackson Avenue (901)-529-4545,

• Additional shelters call (901) 529-4545.

For transportation, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 901-297-1680.

Community Centers

Senior Centers and Community Centers will be closed until power is restored.

Garbage, recycling and outside the cart collections:

Winter weather conditions continue to delay collections for some customers of the City of Memphis Solid Waste Division and its contractor Team Waste. Thursday and Friday customers will be serviced with a one-day delay respectively. 

Thursday customers will receive collection services on Friday, February 4,  and Friday customers will receive collection services on Saturday, February 5.

Customers are asked to present their carts on their normal collection day and leave until collected. Your patience is appreciated as we work to restore scheduled services as soon as possible.

Make sure your cart lids are completely closed to prevent tampering by pets and to block rainwater.  Excessive rainwater in your carts slows the workflow for Solid Waste crews.


— MLGW crews and assisting out of state utility company crews continue make progress to restore power.
— About 125,339 customers are still without power. It may take several days for power to be restored in some areas.
To report a power outage contact MLGW at 544-6500.

-Memphis International Airport:

Many airlines have canceled or delayed flights around the country due to snow and ice. Be sure to check your airline before heading to the airport. You can keep up with all MEM flight statuses on our website here


Decisions regarding the level of service provided during an inclement weather event are made with the utmost regard for safety of our passengers and staff. Please note that routes may operate on different levels of service depending on road and traffic conditions. For more information, visit

-Shelby Country Health Department:

All Shelby County Health Department facilities will be closed February 4th due to inclement weather.

Any clinic appointments set for today will be rescheduled.

The COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination site at Southwest Tennessee Community College Whitehaven Campus at 1234 Finley Road will also be closed Friday, February 4th and Saturday, February 5th.

Updated information regarding closures will be posted on the website.

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