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City Services Severe Weather Update (3-31)

City Services Severe Weather Update (3-31)

Due to  the forecast for inclement severe weather,  the following services will be impacted: Memphis ParksMemphis Animal Shelter, LibrariesCommunity CentersCity Courts and City Clerk’s OfficeCode Enforcement, City Treasury, Permits Office, Office of Business Diversity and Compliance311 and 211, will all close at 4 p.m.

In anticipation of the severe weather,  if possible stay home. Be aware of possible flooding and always turn around  when the water level is questionable. 


To report a power outage contact MLGW at  901-544-6500. To get MLGW updates, please update your telephone number, visit


To prioritize the safety of our staff and riders, the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) will be suspending services today, March 31, 2023, beginning at 5:00 pm. Ready services are accepting final bookings at 4:30 pm. Customers are encouraged to sign up for Omnilert for updates on service alerts, delays, or detours. Visit to sign up for service alerts.

Public Works:

City crews will remain on standby as Public Works monitors the recent forecast for severe weather. To report a downed trees after-hours call OEM at (901) 636-2525

Traffic Engineering:

Drivers that are approaching a signalized intersection that is completely dark, the intersection should be treated as 4-way stop.  

Drivers approaching a signalized intersection that is flashing yellow, they should reduce speed and proceed through the intersection with caution. 

Memphis Animal Services

Bring pets indoors in advance of the storm, pets should not be left outside, even in dog houses or fenced backyards. Bring them inside at to avoid the injury or death of your pet and (potential criminal charges). Memphis Animal Services is AT CAPACITY.  If you find a lost pet, if you can, please hang onto to it while you look for the owner.  If your neighbor has a dog outside, try speaking with them first before calling Animal Control. 

Memphis International Airport

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