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File Photo:  I-10 & Resler on Dec 26, 2015 / Courtesy TxDoT
File Photo: I-10 & Resler on Dec 26, 2015 / Courtesy TxDoT

City shares list of closures due to winter storm

Some City of El Paso services are experiencing delays or closures today due to the snowfall accumulation from the winter storm that has swept into the area.

Travel

Sun Metro is operating today on its regular Sunday schedule. Some routes are experiencing delays. Customers are urged to arrive a few minutes early to their bus stops, terminals or transfer centers but should expect buses may be running behind schedule due to road conditions. For more information about routes and schedules, please visit sunmetro.net or call (915) 212-3333.

Those traveling by air are encouraged to check with individual airlines for up-to-date flight information, including delays and cancellations. Travelers should arrive at the El Paso International Airport at least two hours before their flight is scheduled to depart to get through the ticket and security lines.

City Facilities

The winter storm is also contributing to the closures of some city facilities normally open on Sundays.

The El Paso Zoo, McKelligon Canyon, the Animal Shelter, aquatic facilities, airport visitor center, and the museums of art, history and archeology are closed today.

Road Closures

The City’s Street and Maintenance Department has been working around the clock to keep road open. Priority has been given to arterial roadways, bridges and overpasses, particularly those on routes to hospitals, fire houses and police stations.

As of this morning, Scenic Drive remained closed as a precaution. It will remain closed until further notice. All other city-maintained streets are open. The state has some road closures. For information about state road closures, visit www.drivetexas.org.

Emergency Response

The City’s Office of Emergency Management has been coordinating with transportation agencies, utilities and other partners during this weather event. Emergency management officials will continue to monitor the situation to maximize public health and safety and minimize risks during this storm.

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