The City of Mobile will be closed on Tuesday, January 28.
After meeting with members of the Mobile City Council, select city department heads, ALDOT, EMA, Alabama Power, MAWSS, and Mobile Gas, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson decided to shut down the city government Tuesday. An announcement about Wednesday’s operations is expected at noon Tuesday.
The last time the City of Mobile was shut down was nearly 20 years ago, in 1996.
“We discussed the city’s preparations for the expected winter storm that is approaching Mobile on the Gulf Coast. Where the true of impact of a winter storm is unknown, the city of Mobile will be prepared to the best of its ability. In an abundance of caution, I have decided to close the city of Mobile’s government for tomorrow with the expectation with exception of emergency personnel only,” said Stimpson.
Stimpson also urged Mobilians to stay off the roads in icy conditions.
“Assuming that there are icy conditions, please do not drive. We need to say off the roads for your safety and the safety of our community and our emergency first responders. The bottom line is that we need to be cautious, smart, and safe,” said Stimpson.
Stimpson said Red Coss and Salvation Army, along with other area shelters are open for those in need.
City garbage and trash pickup are cancelled for Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Next garbage pickup will be on Saturday while the next trash pickup is scheduled for the next scheduled date.