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Icy streets of Wichita Falls affecting the garbage collection program

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Winter precipitation and sub-zero temperatures in Wichita Falls have disrupted many local businesses thanks to the dangerous road conditions they have caused.

Several public services have been forced to close their doors, cancel their services altogether or report some form of delay due to icy road conditions. One such public service is the City of Wichita Falls Department of Sanitation.

City of Wichita Falls officials said Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, that Monday’s regularly scheduled trash pickup service was forced to cease after crews completed about 60 percent of the city’s trash pickup in the name of safety.

Officials said crews will resume normal Monday garbage collection on Tuesday, weather permitting.

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, officials announced that sanitation crews had completed all of Monday’s garbage collection schedule and began work on the collection schedule for Tuesday. They said they would continue working to complete Tuesday’s garbage collection on Wednesday 1 February.

To allow sanitation crews to complete Tuesday’s garbage pickup, city officials announced on Tuesday, Jan. 31, that there will be no curbside pickup on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.

Officials said, weather permitting, the sanitation department hopes to be back on schedule with local waste collection starting Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023.

The Wichita Falls landfill remained open as icy road conditions continue. The Wichita Falls Transfer Station located on Lawrence Road closed at 3:00 pm on Monday, January 30, but reopened on Tuesday, January 31, maintaining normal operating hours.

At the time of publishing this post, no plans have been announced to close the Wichita Falls landfill or transfer station.

Updates can be found on the official City of Wichita Falls Facebook page or by following the Texoma homepage on Facebook. Updates will be posted on the Texoma Homepage as they become available.

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