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Be Prepared for the C-c-c-cold!

With the feel of winter in the air, keep an eye on As you make your plans to celebrate the New Year, keep an eye on the weather forecast via the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.

Be sure to turn your sprinkler system to the off position. Every year people are injured by ice caused by sprinkler systems running during freezing temperatures. When temperatures drop below freezing outside, it’s a good idea to let your faucets drip with cabinets open to protect your pipes. Here's more information you need to know from Garland Water Utilities.

Winter precipitation can make driving hazardous, particularly on bridges and overpasses. Garland’s Street Department will sand main roadways in Garland when necessary.

Water and street emergencies within the City of Garland can be reported by calling 972-205-3210.

With the potential for freezing precipitation in the forecast, be aware that ice on tree branches or power lines may cause electric outages. If a power outage occurs, GP&L customers should call 972-205-3000 to report the outage.

Visit GP&L’s Outage Center,where you can find helpful resources, including GP&L’s Power Outage Map, tips to help you prepare for outages, information on how GP&L stays prepared for outages, and generator safety guidelines.

Protect your pipes, pets and plants and check on friends and neighbors who might be ill or need help with winter precautions. You’ll find more winter weather safety information at Knowhat2do.com.