Winter weather closes schools, cities, county
Area schools, county offices and city offices will remain closed throughout this week.
Cameron ISD announced Wednesday that they would remain closed through the end of the week and resume classes on Monday, Feb. 22, out of an abundance of precaution as roads are still filled with ice and snow and many in the area still remain without power or reliable internet service.
The City of Cameron will also remain closed on Thursday. City residents are under a boil water notice until further notification due to water line breaks throughout the City of Cameron on Wednesday.
According to City Manager Rhett Parker the water towers are running low and this has forced the city into a boil water notice.
"Residents throughout the city will be experiencing low or no water pressure until the leaks have been repaired," Parker said in a press release. "The city can produce water; however, the consumption is higher than the production. The Water Department is working on leaks and repairs. Boil Water until further notice."
After reviewing road conditions and weather, Waste Connections will resume trash pickup in Cameron on Friday and Saturday.
Monday/Thursday customers will be picked up on Friday, Feb. 19, and Tuesday/Friday customers will be picked up on Saturday, Feb. 20. They will pick up ALL trash put at the curb to make up for the days without waste service
Milam County offices will continue to be closed through Thursday, Feb.18. County Judge Steve Young said the county will re-open on Friday, Feb. 19.
"The good news is that the rolling blackouts will end today around 8 p.m. today and tomorrow it will start to warm up," Young said. "However, we will have to deal with a lot of downed trees and power lines. Further, a lot of people have been out of power for extended periods and water pipes are frozen."
Milano ISD, Gause ISD, Thorndale ISD, Buckholts ISD and Rockdale ISD will also remain closed for the remainder of the week.
The City of Thorndale was quickly running out of water on Wednesday afternoon. City staff said that due to the large amount of water being consumed the city was asking everyone to conserve water. The water pressure is way down and could cause loss of water.