Due to current and forecast weather conditions through Thursday morning, Twin Falls City Hall will remain closed until 12 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5.

(tfid.org) Snow removal and emergency services will remain unaffected, and with weather permitting the city will resume normal operations at noon. In addition, the city is strongly encouraging residents and visitors to avoid travel on roadways in Twin Falls on Thursday.

Winter weather conditions such as snow accumulation, wind gust up to 17 mph, and temperatures below 10 degrees, have been forecasted by the National Weather Service for the City of Twin Falls through 12 p.m. Thursday. The severe weather conditions are expected to create hazardous driving conditions and concerns about public safety in due to freezing temperatures.

City workers have been plowing and sanding streets since 11 a.m. Tuesday, and they will continuing to clear roadways through Thursday morning. Because of the significant snowfall and freezing temperatures, priority will be given to roadways that support higher traffic counts and vehicles for medical and emergency purposes. Other streets will be cleared and sanded when weather permits.

City facilities that will be affected by the morning closure include: City Hall; Planning, Zoning and Building Departments, Parks and Recreation Department; and some administrative functions within the Police, Fire, and Airport. Citizens should continue to contact the Twin Falls Emergency Dispatch Center at 911 in the event of a life-safety emergency or 208-735-4357 for a non-emergency.