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February 2021 Winter Storm

The City of Del City, the Del City Police Department, and the Del City Fire Department are preparing for the forecasted Winter Storm. Please check the City of Del City Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Official Documentation will be posted here as it becomes available.

City Hall And Non-Essential Services Closed (2-17-2021)

City Hall and non-essential services will continue to be closed through Wednesday, February 17th.
 

UPDATED TRASH PICKUP SCHEDULE

Pending further weather events, the Del City sanitation schedule is as follows for the rest of the week:
• Monday and Tuesday trash will be picked up on Thursday.
• Wednesday and Thursday trash will be picked up on Friday.
 

WATER USAGE

We have received several questions on how water and sewer will be billed due to residents dripping water to keep pipes unfrozen.
• We decided to further suspend the reimposition of service cutoffs/penalties.
• Any dripping faucets will not impact the upcoming year's sewer rates.
• We will evaluate impacts on billing when we could see some real data.
• For any further questions or concerns please email our Customer Service Manager, Brittany Parrott, directly at bparrott@cityofdelcity.org.
 

WATER SHUTOFFS

Anyone who needs their water to be shut off or turned back on due to frozen or leaky pipes can call our Emergency Water Services at 405-671-3007.
 
Be sure to follow the City of Del City - Government Facebook page for updates by clicking the "Like" button. You can also edit your notification settings by clicking the 3 dots at the top of the page and clicking on "Follow Settings" (desktop) or "Following" (mobile).

 

February 2021 Winter Storm Situational Report #3 (2-16-2021)

Read Report Here

 

City Hall and Non-Essential Services Closed (2-16-2021)

Out of an abundance of caution, City Hall and Non-Essential services will be closed on Tuesday, February 16th. The City Council meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday evening is also canceled.
 
Sanitation Services are also delayed due to weather. Resumption of service is TBD based on weather and will be announced via social media.

 

February 2021 Winter Storm Situational Report #2 (2-15-2021)

Read Report Here

 

Sanitation Delays

To ensure the safety of our citizens and employees, trash pickup is delayed until further notice. The resumption of services will be announced via social media.
 
 

February 2021 Winter Storm Situational Report #1 (2-12-2021)

Read Report Here

 

Regional Metro Snow Route Map

First developed in 2007, the Regional Snow Routes system assists in the coordination of ice and snow removal to increase safety for all citizens and travelers throughout the Oklahoma City region, including emergency vehicles, school buses, public transportation and commercial vehicle traffic. Find the snow map here.

 

Make a Winter Storm Plan

  • Be prepared to shelter at home in case of severe weather. 
  • Items for winter storms to add to your disaster kit include additional non-perishable food and water for one or two weeks, extra blankets, coats, gloves, winter hats, and water-resistant boots.
  • Put a disaster supply kit in your vehicle that includes blankets.
  • Keep your cellphone charged.
  • Open cabinet doors below sinks and let faucets drip if temperatures remain below freezing for a day or more.
  • Make sure elderly family members, friends and neighbors are prepared for the storm and check on them during and after the storm.
  • Get extra medication, oxygen or other medical supplies if it's possible you'll need a refill before the storm's effects are over.

 

Safely Use Alternative Heating Sources

Fires at home are common in the winter because of the improper use of dangerous heating sources. Here are some tips from the Fire Department:

  • Make sure working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are properly installed in your home. Alarms should be installed inside each sleeping area, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home. Test your smoke alarms monthly and install fresh batteries twice per year when the time changes.
  • Space heaters need space. Keep space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn (furniture, bedding, curtains, etc.) Turn off space heaters when you leave the room or go to bed.
  • Keep all combustible materials away from floor furnaces.
  • Remove any combustibles from central heater closets.
  • Use a metal grate to hold logs inside fireplaces. Use an approved metal or glass screen in front of fireplaces to prevent embers from flying out of the firebox and into the home.
  • Ensure the fire in the fireplace is completely extinguished before going to bed.
  • Have fireplaces inspected and/or cleaned annually by a qualified chimney sweep specialist.
  • Do not place hot fireplace ashes into dumpsters. Place ashes into a sealed metal container and store well away from the home for several days before final disposal.
  • Remember to open the damper before lighting the fireplace.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Use portable generators outside and well away from the home. Position so that fumes and deadly carbon monoxide will not enter the home through doors, windows, or vents.

 

Winter Driving

  • If possible, avoid driving while the streets are covered in ice and snow.
  • Have your vehicle winterized by a qualified mechanic.
  • Make sure your tires have adequate tread for the conditions.
  • Reduce speeds.
  • Fill up your gas tank.
  • Allow more time to slow down and stop.
  • Allow more space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Be sure to use your headlights so your car is visible during inclement weather.

 

Winter Weather Vehicle Emergency Preparedness Kit

  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Jumper cables
  • Fire extinguisher (5 lb., A-B-C type)
  • Compass and road maps
  • Shovel
  • Tire repair kit and pump
  • Flares
  • Extra clothing to keep dry and gloves
  • Sack of sand or cat litter (for tire traction
  • Tow rope

 

What are National Weather Service (NWS) terms to know for advisories about winter weather?

  • Winter Weather Advisory is issued when the forecast calls for a combination of winter weather like snow, freezing rain or sleet that will pose a hazard.
  • Winter Storm Watch is usually issued at least 24 hours in advance when there's a potential for heavy snow or significant ice accumulations. 
  • Winter Storm Warning is issued when a storm is producing or forecast to produce heavy snow or significant ice accumulations.

 

Winter Weather Related Resources