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Williamson County Urging Residents to Stay Indoors

First Responders Receiving an Influx in Calls, Most due to Falls

Williamson County Urging Residents to Stay Indoors

Williamson County Emergency Medical Services paramedics are responding to an influx of service calls related to emergencies caused by the current weather conditions. Since Sunday, February 14, EMS received 109 calls for service related to injuries due to falls. That is more than three-times the amount of calls EMS responded to the prior 24-hours for fall-related injuries. 

Williamson County Winter Weather Updates

  • 14 February 2021
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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Williamson County Winter Weather Updates

Williamson County wants to keep you informed on the latest updates on how the winter weather is affecting the county. Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell issued a proclamation declaring a state of disaster for Williamson County on February 14, 2021, due to severe winter weather conditions. The state of disaster shall continue for not more than seven days unless continued or renewed by the Commissioners Court. Williamson County has activated its Emergency Operations Center and will remain active until the winter weather is no longer a threat. Williamson County asks that residents stay home and limit travel as much as possible as all roads have the potential to have dangerous ice formations. For information on the changing road conditions, visit drivetexas.org.
 To view the signed disaster declaration, click here. Click on this story to read the latest information. 

County Offices Closed for Presidents' Day

  • 14 February 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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County Offices Closed for Presidents' Day

Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday. While County offices are closed, it is highly recommended that residents consider utilizing the online services that are being offered in various departments. To access the latest information from each department, please visit www.wilco.org.  

Travel Warning Issued for West and Northwest Portions of Williamson County

  • 13 February 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Travel Warning Issued for West and Northwest Portions of Williamson County

Williamson County Office of Emergency Management has issued a travel warning for the west and northwest parts of the county due to icy road conditions on Saturday, February 13. Temperatures remain at or below freezing with additional icy precipitation expected throughout the day. Residents are urged to stay home due to hazardous road conditions, particularly on elevated roadways and bridges. If you must drive, please drive with extreme caution, slow down, and leave plenty of room between yourself and other vehicles.

“We are urging people to please stay home. Even where roads have been treated, due to rapidly changing conditions that does not mean they are ice-free,” said Michael Shoe, director of emergency management for Williamson County. “Help us keep you safe and our first responders safe by staying home.”

County Offices Closed on Friday, February 12, Due to Weather

  • 11 February 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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County Offices Closed on Friday, February 12, Due to Weather

Williamson County offices will be closed on Friday, February 12, 2021, due to inclement weather. Essential personnel will still report for duty. Residents are encouraged to use the County’s online services that are being offered in various departments. To access the latest information from each department, please visit www.wilco.org. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) encourages people not to travel unless it is necessary. If you must drive, watch for slick road conditions on elevated surfaces, slow down and keep plenty of distance between you and other vehicles. In addition, please take care of people, pets, plants and pipes and protect them from the cold. Family Hospital Systems will be rescheduling vaccination appointments for Monday, February 15, at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. Please check your emails for a message regarding these appointments. The County’s Vaccine Registration Technical Assistance (VRTA) center in the Sun City ballroom will not be open on Friday, February 12, or Monday, February 15. The County’s Call Center will be open Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with reduced staff. 

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