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UPDATE: Carrollton Warming Shelter to Close Saturday at 6 p.m.

Post Date:02/18/2021 7:53 PM

Update: 2/20/2021 12:10 PM

The City's warming shelter at Rosemeade Recreation Center will close tonight at 6 p.m. Because the temperatures are rising and will remain above freezing, the few people still utilizing the shelter today have either been able to return to their homes or find alternative means after the City and partner agency, Metrocrest Services, worked with them.  
 
The City's water filling station at the Central Service Center (2711 Nimitz Drive) will remain open through Friday, February 26, after which, the need will be reassessed. Hours of operation include today, February 20 from 3-5 p.m., Sunday, February 21 from 10 a.m. to noon and 3-5 p.m, and February 22-26 from 8-10 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
 
Showers will be available at Rosemeade (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway) for those without water due to plumbing issues from the winter storm damage. Residents may call 972-466-9800 to schedule a shower at the facility.  Showers will be available Sunday, February 21 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and regular facility hours (6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-8 p.m.) beginning Monday, February 22 when Rosemeade Recreation Center reopens the facility to the public. A membership card will not be required to schedule a shower.  

Call volumes remain high. Carrollton Fire Rescue, Carrollton Police Department, and Public Works are still working around the clock to address the needs of the community. Carrollton appreciates the residents’ patience as crews continue to respond to calls. 

For those still without power, contact Oncor or CoServ, as it is likely a transformer or mechanical issue. As a reminder, the City does not control power, residents must work with their power provider. 

For updates, check cityofcarrollton.com and social media channels.

 


 

 Carrollton Warming Shelter Relocates to Rosemeade Rec Center Friday at 3 p.m. 

Update: 2/18/2021 7:53 PM

The warming center and overnight shelter at Newman Smith High School will be relocated to Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway) at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 19. Shelter operations will be evaluated on a daily basis to determine if it is still needed. 

Although pets will not be allowed at the shelter, temporary housing will be made available at the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center (2247 Sandy Lake Road). Accommodations and transport for animals will be arranged at Rosemeade Recreation Center upon arrival. Please note that staff will be unable to accommodate animals with medical needs.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines will be in place, and masks will be required at all times in the shelter. Families must stay with each other.

Residents may check in at any time during the night. Supplies of cots within the warming station are limited. The City encourages those who make use of the warming center to bring towels, blankets, pillows, toiletries, any necessary medication, and snacks of their own.

For updates, check cityofcarrollton.com and social media channels.

 


Residents Advised to Arrive at Warming Shelter Before More Winter Weather Hits Region

Update: 2/16/2021 4:30 PM

For anyone seeking shelter at the warming center, the City of Carrollton recommends arriving at Newman Smith High School before the next round of winter weather is scheduled to affect the region. Forecasts estimate additional snow and ice this evening. The roads may be difficult to navigate so it will be best to make the decision to leave no later than 6 p.m. 

If this is your only option, please drive slowly and safely when navigating the snow and ice-covered roads, and prepare your vehicle with jumper cables, car phone charger, bottled water, and blankets. Due to the continued outages, traffic lights may be without power. Drivers should treat stoplights as four-way intersections. 

Residents may check in at any time during the night. Supplies of cots within the warming station are limited. The City encourages those who make use of the warming center to bring blankets, pillows, toiletries, any necessary medication, and snacks of their own.

For updates, check cityofcarrollton.com and social media channels.

 


Carrollton Opens Warming Shelter at Newman Smith High School 

Update: 2/15/2021 5:49 PM 

The City of Carrollton has opened a warming center and overnight shelter at Newman Smith High School (2335 N. Josey Lane) for those who live nearby today through Friday, February 19. Enter on Josey and drive to the back southwest entrance.

The operation of the center will be re-evaluated on a day-to-day basis as the weather moves through Carrollton.

The large gymnasiums and the cafeteria at Newman Smith will serve as warming centers during the day and will provide a reprieve from the cold weather to residents impacted by the power outages, as well as provide overnight shelter to residents who have lost power in their homes.

Although pets will not be allowed at Newman Smith, temporary housing at the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center (2247 Sandy Lake Road) will be made available. Accommodations and transport for animals will be arranged at NSHS upon arrival.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines will be in place, and masks will be required at all times in the shelter. Families must stay with each other.

If this is your only option, please drive slowly and safely when navigating the snow and ice-covered roads, and prepare your vehicle with jumper cables, car phone charger, bottled water, and blankets.

Residents may check in at any time during the night. Supplies of cots within the warming station are limited. The City encourages those who make use of the warming center to bring blankets, pillows, toiletries, and snacks of their own.

For updates, check cityofcarrollton.com and social media channels.

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