Stay off the roads: San Antonio and Bexar County will be closed Jan. 16 for severe weather

Due to severe freezing weather and sleet forecast throughout San Antonio and Bexar County on Tuesday Jan. 16, City of San Antonio offices and all city facilities - libraries, senior centers, community centers, parks facilities, Animal Care Services shelter and Municipal Court - will be closed to the public, and only essential employees should report to work.

Bexar County will be closed. The courthouse will be closed Jan. 16 and there will be no jury duty. The Bexar County Commissioners Court meeting scheduled for Jan. 16 has been posted.

All of the city's schools and the city's colleges and universities also will be closed. Many major employers also will be closed. San Antonio Housing Authority offices and community properties will be closed.

The National Weather Service predicted sleet from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, with freezing temperatures expected to continue through Wednesday morning, Jan. 17

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg went on the air with a special Facebook Live webcast about preparations for the severe weather. "We've got your back, San Antonio, stay off the streets! Have a great night and be safe," Nirenberg said. Replay the Facebook Live video here: https://www.facebook.com/nirenberg/videos/1103216743154143/

Garbage and recycling collection scheduled for Tuesday, Jan 16 is cancelled. The collection schedule adjusts as follows:

  • Monday collection moves to Wednesday
  • Tuesday and Wednesday collection moves to Thursday
  • Thursday collection moves to Friday
  • Friday collection moves to Saturday

 

All City of San Antonio public meetings scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16 will be postponed and rescheduled.

County employees are encouraged to check the employee weather hotline at 210-335-2258 for updates.

City employees who are unsure of their essential or non-essential status should contact their supervisor.

People seeking a warm place to stay should call 211. Haven For Hope and the Salvation Army are providing extra care for the city's homeless.

The following link is an accessible alert for San Antonio residents who have sensory disabilities, and for those who rely on Spanish/English text or voice for access to critical information: http://dl.ahasalerts.com/ActiveAlerts.aspx?id=429