City of Victoria services update
Motorists should use extreme caution in approaching intersections and be prepared for significant traffic delays along thoroughfares. Crews from the City of Victoria and the City of Austin are working to restore broken and missing equipment. Some lights are operating on full-cycle, but most intersections remain on all way stop. Police officers will be directing traffic at some high traffic intersections during peak traffic times. They will also be directing traffic at intersections where crews are working.
The boil notice remains in effect. For details on the boil notice, please visit http://www.victoriatx.org/Home/Components/News/News/1928/18 .
WATER AND ICE DISTRIBUTION
Free water, ice and Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) will be distributed at the Community Center, 2905 E. North from noon to 6 p.m. Friday. Additional distribution sites are being operated by other agencies in locations around the area.
AEPTexas anticipates that almost all their customers in the City will have power today. Isolated cases may remain without power, and those situations are handled on a case-by-case basis.
Victoria Electric Co-op estimates that 65% of their customers in Victoria have electric service. More crews are arriving daily to reach some of the outlying areas.
TRASH, BRUSH SERVICE
The courtesy drop off stations will remain open today for HOUSEHOLD TRASH ONLY. The stations are open at 1701 SW Ben Jordan and 8505 N. Navarro (Enter off Bingham Street off Glascow). Construction and storm debris will not be accepted. Trash should be in plastic bags when taken to the drop off location.
The regular schedule for household trash collection resumes Monday. Residents with more household trash than will fit in the gray trash cart can use the green and yellow recycling bin for overflow or may place it in plastic bags.
Brush pick up services began Friday morning across the city. Due to the extremely high volume of storm damaged trees, it may take 4 to 5 weeks to make the first complete pass of the city. Another pass will be made after that initial pick up. This pick up is for limbs and brush only. Other storm debris will be collected at a later time.
Residents are reminded not to stack limbs and brush on top of water meters and near gas meters. Do not park vehicles in front of the stacks. Do not leave stacks in places where they could fall over into the street.
Residents who live outside the city limits may check the Victoria County website later Friday for a schedule of limb pick up services. www.victoriacountytx.org
DEVELOPMENT CENTER EXTENDS HOURS; WAIVES CERTAIN FEES
The Development Center is open Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday (Labor Day). Fees will be waived on permits for repair and reconstruction for damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.
WANT TO HELP?
A GoFundMe page authorized by the City of Victoria and Victoria County has been established. Funds raised will be used to support the unmet needs of residents who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.These funds will be used to support the un-met needs of residents who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. These funds will be used to support the un-met needs of residents who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. These funds will be used to support the un-met needs of residents who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. https://www.gofundme.com/victoria-tx-disaster-relief-fund
The Volunteer and Donation Hotline is still in operation at 361-580-5790.
The Guadalupe River was at 30.54 feet at 8:15 Friday morning. The river levels are expected to fall below 29 feet tomorrow morning. The river will remain above flood stage through the middle of the week.
At Bloomington, the river crested at just over 29 feet. This morning, the level was at 28.64 feet.