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City Winter Weather Update (2-7)

City Winter Weather Update (2-7)

12 p.m. update

City Hall is open for normal operating hours Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Library Closures: Raleigh, Randolph, and South Libraries are closed due to power outages.

Community Centers: Raymond Skinner, Raleigh, and Davis Community Centers are closed until power is restored.

Golf Course closures:  All City of Memphis Golf Courses are closed until power is restored.

Public Works:

Downed trees

472 downed trees were reported to OEM

410 trees have been cleared from city streets

62 total number of open service request

12 city crews are working to clear reported downed trees

Storm recovery is a continuous operation and the city is using all available assets to manage the server winter weather storm.

  • Traffic Engineering,

32 Traffic lights remain out of service due to power outages

Safety Tips for Traffic Signal Outage:

–Traffic Signal Lights with outages should be treated as a four way stop

–Flashing Red Lights should be treated as a stop sign

–Flashing Yellow Lights – Drivers should proceed with caution only when traffic permits

  • MLGW

— MLGW crews and assisting out of state utility company crews continue make progress to restore power.
— As of 11 a.m. 60,549 customers are still without power. It may take several days for power to be restored in some areas.   

— Customers with power 85.62%
— To report a power outage contact MLGW at 544-6500

  • Respite Centers

33 residents received Respite Center services at Orange Mound Community Center,  Dave Wells Community Center and Bellevue Baptist Sunday, February 6, 2022

—With temperatures rising and additional resources available, Respite Centers are now closed.

  • Warming Center

105 residents were sheltered at the Hickory Hill Community Center on Sunday, February 6, 2022

The Emergency Warming Center at Hickory Hill CC will reopen today at 7 p.m. It will then run through 7 a.m. Tuesday morning and will then close due to rising temperatures.

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.

  • Garbage, recycling and outside the cart collections:

Regular garbage and recycling collections resumes today, Monday, February 7.  Customers will experience bulk and outside the cart waste service delays. Customers are asked to take your carts to the curb on your regular day, and leave them until it’s collected.

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

  • Shelby Country Health Department

SCHD will continue to keep residents informed with updates on Shelby.Community.