As temperatures drop, it is imperative to prioritize safety amidst the chilling weather conditions. Embracing appropriate measures is key to safeguarding yourself and others from the potential hazards associated with cold weather. Ensure that you dress in layers, including insulated outerwear, gloves and a hat to shield yourself from the biting cold. Be cautious of slippery surfaces caused by ice formation and take deliberate steps to prevent slips and falls. Additionally, stay informed about weather forecasts to plan your activities accordingly, and if travel is necessary, exercise caution and allow extra time for potential delays. By adhering to these safety precautions, we can collectively navigate the winter season with resilience and well-being.
Stay indoors during sub-freezing temperatures. If you must be outdoors, dress warmly – in layers, and keep hands, feet and head covered.
- Ensure proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
- Keep flammable materials away from heating sources
- Always turn off the portable heater when leaving the room or going to sleep
- Never leave a running heating device unattended
- Keep heating devices out of reach of children and pets
- Avoid using extension cords or power strips. Plug the heater directly into a wall outlet to prevent overheating of extension cords and reduce fire risks.
Bring in pets during freezing weather and if it isn't possible, provide them adequate shelter and warmth during sub-freezing temperatures.
Bring potted plants inside. For outdoor plants, water and cover them with fabric.
Be sure to protect your plumbing during sustained periods of below-freezing temperatures.
If you suspect your pipes have frozen and/or you have a leak, please contact our police non-emergency dispatch line at 512-260-4600 and press “0”. A dispatcher will notify a Public Works crew to come to your home and turn off your water service to help prevent further damage.
The City of Cedar Park follows and often shares information from the National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio.
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The Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) is the electricity provider within the City of Cedar Park. If you experience an outage, please report an outage online or call 888-883-3379 to report the outage.
Curious about the current electricity supply and demand? Visit the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to learn more about how they manage the flow of Texas’ power supply.
Your gas service provider within the Cedar Park City limits is Atmos Energy. Visit the Atmos Energy Customer Service Center.
Smell Gas? Act fast! If you suspect a natural gas leak, leave the area immediately! From a safe distance, call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24-hour toll-free emergency number at 866.322.8667.
Downed Power Lines
Never approach, touch or attempt to move a downed power line or any object in contact with a power line. Contact with power lines can cause serious injury or even death.
If you see a downed power line:
- Leave the area immediately. If a power line is completely down and sparking on the ground, or is laying on the house or has caused a fire, call 9-1-1.
- Report downed power lines at 888-883-3379