KILLEEN, Texas (Feb. 4, 2022) – The City of Killeen’s Department of Public Works’ Solid Waste division confirms there will be no trash collection service this week for those residents who have a normal Friday schedule.
Crews originally planned to begin a late pickup today and continue into tomorrow, although based on the latest weather report, the freezing temperatures and icy roads are expected until at least noon on Saturday. Solid Waste leadership has been on the ground, inspecting roadways and neighborhoods since 7a.m. and have determined driving conditions are too icy and dangerous for our crews.
All residents who have Friday trash service will be permitted to place additional waste at the curb during next Friday’s Feb. 11th collection at no additional cost. The Killeen Transfer Station will also be open to the public between 10a.m. - 5p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, February 5th and residential customers can dispose of waste at no charge. We apologize for the inconvenience, but safety is our number one priority.
Road updates: The Willow Springs bridge over I-14 is back open after being closed overnight. The section of old FM 440 Road, near W Central Texas Expressway, between McDonalds and Raising Canes is closed. The N WS Young bridge remains closed, due to icing. The intersection at WS Young Drive and Rancier Avenue has been in flash mode and the City’s traffic technicians will work to fix the issue.
I-14 has been freezing over. Traffic conditions on the highway, as well as several other local roads here in Killeen, are still not safe. Residents are urged to avoid driving as temperatures remain below freezing. If residents must drive, use extreme caution, maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other cars.
As a reminder, all City of Killeen offices and entities will remain closed today, Friday, Feb. 4.
The City has Water and Sewer staff monitoring our water system in several locations in case there are any emergency shutoffs needed. Additional employees are also assisting with incoming phone calls and prepared to respond to any water main break if necessary. There have been a minimal number of calls due to frozen pipes in the city.
As a reminder, the city will open a warming center again tonight and will open earlier than previously reported. The center locations and hours are as follows:
- Friday, Feb. 4, 3 p.m. to 8 a.m., Moss Rose Center (1103 E Ave. E), dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., Rosa Hereford Community Center (2201 E. Veterans Memorial Boulevard)
Emergency personnel will remain on full staff. Residents are asked to use the Police non-emergency line when possible at (254) 501-8800, and use 911 in case of an emergency. City staff is closely watching the system and we will continue to provide updates of any impact to city services on our website (killeentexas.gov and clicking on the Winter Weather banner) and social media outlets.
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