Schools and government buildings were closed in Princeton, McKinney, Farmersville and throughout Collin County as North Texas was frozen by a winter storm that arrived Monday, Jan. 30.
Sleet, snow and freezing rain coated the region, making travel slow and treacherous. Sanding crews worked around the clock to keep roads open and traffic slowed to a crawl. Numerous weather-related wrecks were reported and FM 982 south of Princeton was temporarily blocked Wednesday afternoon, police said.
In Farmersville, as poor road conditions continue, the school district cancelled classes Thursday for a third straight day.
Refuse pickup will be delayed until Monday, reported the city. Starting Monday, all refuse pick-ups will be conducted and resume normal schedule thereafter. All Recycle pick-up will be delayed until Wednesday and return to normal pick-up times.
Collin County facilities remained closed Wednesday and the county extended its property tax deadline to the first day county offices reopen.
The U.S. Postal Service said mail and package delivery for residences and businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth areas was continuing as normal Wednesday. “Letter carriers will make every effort to deliver their routes if it is safe to do so,” said USPS spokesperson Carol Hunt.
The Postal Service asked customers to please help letter carriers deliver mail safely by maintaining a clear path to mailboxes, Hunt said.