City of Laredo Prepares for Freezing Temperatures
In anticipation of icy road conditions, the City of Laredo is making the following preparations:
Starting tonight, Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 8 PM, Public Works crews will begin sanding down all bridges and other city streets, as necessary. The following bridges will be closed:
· Santa Ursula Down Ramp (south of Zaragoza, going to downtown)
· Meadow over Tex/Mex Railway
· LaFayette Bridge
Other bridges (see list of bridges from previous press release) and streets may be closed, as necessary.
Do NOT drive around barricades. Aside from putting yourself and possible passengers at risk, you are also putting first responders in danger, as well. Violators will be fined.
City of Laredo departments on stand-by include Fire, Police, Traffic Safety, Health and Parks & Leisure Services.
Non-essential City of Laredo employees must report to work on Friday, February 4, 2011 by 10 AM. All others must report at 8 AM; all departments must have office personnel on hand to answer phones and service customers.
All citizens are advised to follow the cold-weather safety-tips issued by the Fire, Police and Health Departments. For all non-emergency issues, please call 3-1-1. For emergency calls, please call 9-1-1.