Bossier City to go under hard freeze watch; no change in garbage collection over holidays


A severe Hard Freeze Watch is in effect for Bossier Parish from Thursday evening through Saturday morning.

Sub-freezing temperatures ranging from 4 to 12 degrees with wind chill values below 0 degrees are possible. Areas in effect include portions of south central and southwest Arkansas, north central and northwest Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma, and east and northeast Texas.

Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

Remember these tips:


·       To keep your pipes from freezing, open the cabinets under the sinks in your kitchen and bathrooms to allow heated air to circulate around the water pipes. Outdoor water pipes should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. In-ground sprinkler systems should be drained and above-ground pipes should be covered.

·       Let indoor faucets drip, but do not run a heavy stream of water (remember, it only takes a small drip).

·       Find your water shut-off valve prior to the winter weather event. In the event of busted pipes, turn the water off at the shut-off valve. If you can’t get the water turned off, call the number listed above.


·       If you have an outside dog or cat, bring them in.


·       Make sure to bring all your potted plants indoors. If they are too big, move them closer to the house. Your home gives off radiant heat.

NOTE: Bossier City will adhere to its regular garbage collection schedule over the Christmas holidays.