NewsFlash: Winter Weather

Town of Sunnyvale - Feb. 15, 2021

Oncor Emergency Update

We understand that many Sunnyvale residents are without power and have been for some time now. The Town has been in communication with Oncor and we are providing updates as we receive them.

The Texas power system is currently facing an unprecedented shortfall of electric generation. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has requested Oncor and utilities across the state to implement controlled power outages to reduce high demand and protect the integrity of the electric grid. The length of these controlled outages have been significantly extended due to the current emergency grid conditions and severe cold weather. These outages are taking place across the service territory and ERCOT has said they could be required through Tuesday. Oncor is asking its customers to be prepared to be without power for an extended period of time.

Additionally, Oncor is responding to separate outages caused by the record-breaking winter storm that continues to impact their entire service territory.

Click here to read Oncor's full update.

If you are unable to shelter in place tonight, please call 211 for a warming center location.

Republic Services collection delayed

Republic Services has notified the Town that they will not collect on Tuesday, Feb. 16. They are asking residents to place their bins on the curb on Friday, Feb. 19 and it will be collected on that day or on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Household trash is the main focus for Republic Services and everything placed on the curb will be collected.

Wind chill warning remains

A wind chill warning is currently in effect for North Texas and will expire at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Dangerously cold winds are currently present and wind chills are expected to be as low as -15° to -20° on Tuesday morning.

Extreme wind chills as low as -20° can become life threatening to people and animals outside without adequate warmth or shelter. Cold wind chills can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Avoid outdoor activities if possible and be sure to wear appropriate clothing (hat, gloves, etc.) if you are going outside.

Second winter storm approaching

A winter storm warning will be in effect from 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 through 6 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17 for North Texas region.

Heavy mixed precipitation is expected, with 2-6 inches of total snow accumulations. The heaviest accumulations are expected northeast of the metroplex. Total ice accumulations of .10 to .25 inches are expected. Impacts include dangerous travel conditions, additional power outages, and wind chills cold enough to result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Travel is discouraged late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.

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