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Inclement Weather

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The City of Carrollton is committed to providing continuity of government services while helping ensure both citizens and City employees stay safe.

Guidelines for City Leisure Facilities

Severe weather (snow, ice, high winds, etc.) may require the temporary closure of City of Carrollton leisure service facilities. During adverse weather conditions, the public is advised to limit driving to minimize accidents, falls, and other weather-related incidents. 

To comply with public safety advisories, the following leisure services facilities may be closed:

Rosemeade Recreation Center 972-466-9800
Crosby Recreation Center 972-466-9810
Josey Ranch Lake Library 972-466-4800
Hebron & Josey Library 972-466-4800
Carrollton Senior Center 972-466-4850
Oak Creek Tennis Center 972-466-6389
Indian Creek Golf Course 972-466-9850
A.W. Perry Homestead Museum 972-466-6380

For our customers’ convenience, automated telephone messages regarding inclement weather operating schedules are recorded as conditions warrant.

Important Resident Information

  • Check with recreation instructors about make-up dates for cancelled classes due to weather closures.
  • City leisure facilities may close early when road conditions are hazardous.
  • Public meetings and programs scheduled in community meeting rooms are cancelled when facilities are closed.
  • All programs and classes are cancelled when facilities are closed or are operating on limited hours.
  • No Library fines will be charged for items due on days when Libraries are closed or operating on limited hours.
  • Do not use book drops because driving conditions and facilities’ parking lots may be unsafe.
  • Online services including the library catalog to search for and place holds on items, your online account to renew items, and accessing online resources are available even if Library facilities are closed.
Power outages are reported to OnCor, not the City of Carrollton. Residents who experience a power outage should report it to OnCor by calling 888-313-4747, by texting O-U-T to 66267, or by downloading the MyOncor app.

Public Safety Closure Announcements


City leisure facilities and programs will typically follow the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District’s (CFBISD) closure schedules during severe weather (including full-day closures, delayed openings, and/or early closings).

CFBISD closure schedules (including City leisure facilities) are announced on area television and radio stations. Tune in to the following stations for public service announcements:

 Television Channels
  • 4 (KDFW/FOX)
  • 5 (KXAS/NBC)
  • 8 (WFAA/ABC)
  • 11 (KTVT/CBS)
  • 33 (KDAF/CW)
 Radio Stations
  • KRLD (1080 AM)
  • WBAP (820 AM)
  • KLIF (570 AM) 

Freeze Precaution Tips

  Be prepared for any potential winter freezes by remembering to protect the four Ps:

 Remember the 4 Ps

Don't forget your pet.
When temperatures drop, don't forget to bring pets indoors. Take pets outside only for short periods of time or quick walks as the cold ground can cause frostbite on their paws and wind chill can be damaging to their health. For more winter pet safety tips, click here.

Winter Weather Safety Tips

Reminder: During snow and ice storms, keep at least 200 feet behind the sanding and de-icing trucks as they are applying the materials to the roads. They may adjust their speeds as necessary, and your cooperation will protect your vehicle and avoid mishaps. Click on the images  below for safe winter driving tips from the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Turn Off Your Sprinkler System

When temperatures are near freezing, businesses and residents need to pay close attention to their irrigation systems. On very cold days, the City of Carrollton receives numerous requests to sand roadways and sidewalks that are frozen and slippery due to irrigation overspray. This creates a safety hazard for pedestrians and drivers, and you can be held accountable if your system caused the problem.

The City’s Water Quality Team issues warnings and/or notices of violation, as well as citations to property owners who allow their irrigation systems to run during a freeze event. This is a critical step in protecting our community members and minimizing City expenditures for ice control.

Creating a roadway or sidewalk ice hazard is a safety issue and can be an expensive citable offense—up to $2,000 a day. To report a running sprinkler system during temperatures 32 degrees or below, call 972-466-3425.

 Rain and Freeze Sensors

One way to be sure that your irrigation system is not contributing to the icy conditions is to install a rain and freeze sensor. Not only will these sensors save you money by automatically turning off your system during rain and freeze events, they will also help eliminate potentially hazardous situations such as icy sidewalks and roadways.

Residents and businesses of Carrollton can take advantage of the City’s free rain and freeze sensor program. Another simple alternative is to turn your irrigation system off until temperatures rise again. For more information, visit


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