5 p.m. Update: Press Release on Harvey; Closures for Monday

PRESS RELEASE

Tropical Storm Harvey

UPDATE 8/27/17 5:00PM

Bryan Independent School District

To protect the safety of Bryan ISD students and staff, all district facilities will be closed Monday, August 28.

All before- and after- school activities are cancelled for Monday. Teachers and non-essential employees should not report to work. Essential employees will be notified by their supervisor should they need to report to the District during regular school hours. The District will continue to monitor local weather conditions and assess area roadways. We are partnering with local agencies, emergency management officials and neighboring school districts to facilitate coordination.

The Bryan ISD school year calendar allows extra minutes of instruction to accommodate for events like this. As such, there will not be a bad weather make-up day.

Parents, staff and community members should continue to monitor local media and the Bryan ISD website/Facebook/Twitter accounts for updates on school closings and event cancellations.

Website: www.bryanisd.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BryanISD
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BryanISD

College Station Independent School District

All CSISD classes and activities are cancelled for Monday, August 28.  School is scheduled to resume as normal on Tuesday, August 29.  Please continue to monitor CSISD communication outlets, including the website, social media, and local news media for updates.

City of Bryan

At this time, all City of Bryan Municipal Offices and the Bryan Municipal Court will be open Monday, August 28.

All outdoor recreational facilities and parks remain closed until further notice due to the inclement weather. The Neal Recreation Center will be closed Monday, August 28.

City of College Station

College Station has notified us that only essential personnel will report for work. All City of College Station sanitation collections are postponed until further notice due to not having safe access to Twin Oaks Landfill. This includes commercial, residential, brush, bulky, garbage and recycling collections.

Bryan Texas Utilities

BTU crews continue to address outages throughout Brazos, Robertson, and Burleson counties. The primary cause of outages at this time is uprooted trees falling into power lines. Customers are encouraged to report any down or low hanging lines to the BTU System Operations Center at 979.822.3777. Outages are reported directly to BTU by the customer’s meter—there is no need to call in outages. Crews will continue to address outages throughout the night.

Lake Bryan is currently closed to the public due to the severe weather and concern for patron safety. The grounds will reopen when weather permits.

BTU will continue to update customers through Facebook (@BryanTexasUtilities) and Twitter (@BTU_BryanTX).

Texas A&M University

With deteriorating weather conditions overnight and today, Texas A&M University-College Station officials announce the following:

  • Classes are cancelled tomorrow, Monday, Aug 28, and Tuesday, Aug 29;
  • Only essential personnel as identified by their supervisors are required to report to campus if they can do so safely;
  • The Becky Gates Children’s Center will be closed Monday and Tuesday;
  • Dining halls will remain open;
  • On-campus bus service will run from 8 AM to 8 PM;
  • Off-campus bus service is suspended until further notice;
  • The Memorial Student Center will remain open from 8 AM – 7PM;
  • The Student Recreation Center will remain open from 8 AM to 7PM;
  • Student Health Services will remain open from 8 AM to 5 PM with limited staff;
  • The Libraries will be open with limited staff – consult library website.

Officials and emergency response teams will continue to monitor area conditions and will provide updates as information becomes available.

For updates on the College Station campus, visit emergency.tamu.edu

Your safety is of paramount importance and travel at this time is not advised. Faculty, staff and students are advised to be extremely careful walking and moving about campus.

The Texas A&M-Galveston campus continues to remain closed. For updates on the Galveston campus, visit tamug.edu.

Mays Business School City Centre Houston facility will be closed and MBA classes are cancelled on Monday, August 28.

Several of the Texas A&M Health Science Center campuses have closures. For information on those campuses visit https://www.tamhsc.edu/emergency/harvey-information.html.

Blinn College

All Blinn campuses will be closed Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29.

Brazos County

County offices will be closed Monday, August 28. Anyone that has a hearing scheduled on Monday is asked to check back with the court when the County reopens for further instructions. All fixed routes for Brazos Transit will be closed until 12 PM (NOON) Monday, August 28.

Police Services

All agencies have increased the number of staff and are responding to calls for service. As a reminder as barricades are set in place for road closures, that disregarding these barricades is an arrestable offense. Turn around don’t drown.

Fire Services

All agencies have increased extra staffing to operate additional trucks, ambulances and boats in the event they are needed.

Utility Services

BTU: crews continue to respond to scattered outages throughout Brazos, Robertson, and Burleson counties. Customers are encouraged to monitor impacted areas through the BTU outage map at outages.btutilities.com. Customers do not need to call to report an outage—the customer’s meter will report a loss of power and a crew will be dispatched as soon as possible. Any down or low hanging power lines should be reported to the BTU System Operations Center at 979.822.3777, and customers should avoid attempting to move or walk under down lines, as they may still be energized.

Outage duration may be longer than usual due to road closures and large amounts of standing water. Customers are asked to be patient as crews work as safely and quickly as possible to restore power.

Lake Bryan is currently closed to the public due to the severe weather and concern for patron safety. The grounds will reopen when weather permits.

BTU will continue to update customers through Facebook (@BryanTexasUtilities) and Twitter (@BTU_BryanTX).

College Station Utilities: If you have an electric, water or wastewater outage or emergency, have your CSU account number ready and call 855.528.4278https://blog.cstx.gov/2013/10/21/your-account-number-is-the-key-when-reporting-an-outage/ for more details.

Road Conditions

At this time we have several road closures being reported. The Brazos CEOC website http://brazosceoc.org/has a running list of current road closures. The Brazos CEOC social media outlets will also be updated as information is reported.

For additional information on TxDOT road closures, please visit www.drivetexas.org.

For additional information on Brazos County road closures, please visit https://brazoscountytx.gov/Index.aspx?NID=177.

For additional information on City of Bryan road closures, please visit https://gis.bryantx.gov/roadclosures/.