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Winter Weather

​​​​​​Preparing for winter weather

While Coppellians often enjoy mild North Texas winters, unexpected ice and snow can strike at any time during the season. Be prepared and avoid the wintery weather headaches with the following information and helpful tips from the City.

Emergency Notifications

Weather awareness is key for winter preparedness. The City of Coppell's Emergency Management Department recommends all residents utilize three different methods of emergency notification such as text or email alerts from NotifyCoppell, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) All-Hazards Radio, and a smartphone application.​​

Sign up for emergency notifications through NotifyCoppell. You will need need to provide your name, email and phone number.

Please visit the Emergency Management page for more information about preparedness.

Snow Removal and Ice Control

In a winter weather event, the City of Coppell performs de-icing procedures on major roadways within the City limits as well as the parking lots of essential public facilities. Residential streets, sidewalks, and driveways are NOT usually treated.​

Prep your home, vehicle, and loved ones for chilly temperatures with these basic checklists:​

​Your Home Your Vehicle ​Your Love​d Ones
  • ​Turn off irrigation systems and disconnect outdoor hoses
  • Bring potted plants inside
  • Change furnace filters and have it professionally inspected
  • Check batteries and test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Clean gutters
  • Have fireplace chimney professionally cleaned before the season's first fire
  • Prevent frozen pipes by allowing the faucet to drip slightly and leaving cabinet doors open
  • Stock up on essentials:  Snow shovel, batteries, flashlights, extra water, canned food, ice melt

  • ​​Place an emergency box containing items such as a flashlight, road flares, jumper cables, a first-aid kit, blankets, ​gloves, snacks, and an extra ice scraper in your vehicle
  • Check all fluid levels and refill as needed
  • Check wiper blades and replace if needed
  • Switch out regular windshield wiper fluid with a winter formula
  • Check battery
  • Check tire pressure and tread and fill/replace as needed

  • ​Make sure family members are dressed in appropriate layers before going out in the elements
  • Never leave space heaters and lit fireplaces unattended
  • Bring pets inside
  • Check on elderly family members or neighbors to see if they need assistance with winterizing their homes

Winter Safety Articles

​​Driving in the Elements
Did you know that if your vehicle begins to slide on a slippery road, you should steer into the direction of the skid? Learn more about how to modify your drivin​g for winter conditions to stay safe and avoid accidents with these tips from the Texas Department of Transportation. Read More

Hypothermia and Frostbite
Exposure to cold causes hypothermia and frostbite even when winter weather is mild. Learn risk factors and how to protect yourself from these dangerous conditions.
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Generator Safety​
A generator can be helpful during a power outage, but they can pose a safety risk if used improperly. Keep your home and family safe with these generator safety tips. 
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Icy Conditions
​Why does North Texas experience more ice than snow during the winter? This article answers that question and discusses the science behind the Texas Department of Transportation's method of ice prevention on the roads.​
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​Space Heater Tips
Space heaters may keep your toes toasty during those cold months, but they are also the second leading cause of house fires in the US. Read these precautions before switching yours on this winter. 
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Roadside Assistance
If you're stranded on the road in hazardous conditions or want to know road conditions in Texas, there are resources to help you. Read More
Prevent Winter Fires
Staying warm can be a fire hazard, which is why home fires occur more in the winter than any other season. Follow these precautions to help put the freeze on winter fires. 
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Fireplaces and Stoves
Keep your fireplace a safe and cozy addition to your home by opening the flue before lighting a fire and abiding by these additional fireplace safety tips.​ Read More​


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