Skip to main content

City Update on Winter Storm

Trash Collection will be delayed by one day this week.
January 08, 2024

The City of Albuquerque is providing an update on its response to winter weather. The City is servicing roads and continues to offer a warm bed to anyone that needs a place to stay. Trash collection is delayed by one day this week as follows: 

  • Monday customers will be serviced on Tuesday, January 9 
  • Tuesday customers will be serviced on Wednesday, January 10 
  • Wednesday customers will be serviced on Thursday, January 11 
  • Thursday customers will be serviced on Friday, January 12 
  • Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday, January 13 

DMD crews were out overnight and this morning salting roads and clearing arterial streets.  Drivers are reminded to stay 50 feet back from salt spreaders and are urged to use caution driving during winter weather.  

There are no current changes to bus routes. Residents can use the Transit App for up-to-date information about bus schedules and service. Community Centers, Senior Centers, libraries and other city facilities and services will notify the public about delays, changes to operations, or closures via our website, social media, or through 311. 

In November, the Gateway Center opened 35 additional overnight beds, bringing shelter capacity at the Gateway up to 85 beds. That facility complements the Westside Emergency Housing Center (WEHC), which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to both individuals and couples who need shelter. Transportation to the WEHC is available, and the facility also serves meals. The City’s four Heath and Social Service Centers are also open to provide services to meet the health, food, clothing, education, and social service needs of the community.  

ACS recently launched its emergency after hours transportation service. From 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., 7 days a week, people can call 505-549-0044 if they need emergency transportation to shelter. 

Last week, AFR gave fire safety reminders for the cold weather. Portable space heaters need at least 3 feet of empty space between the heater and all other objects. Fireplaces should be professionally serviced each year, and gas stoves should not be used to heat homes, as there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Additional tips can be found on the City’s website.  

The City also reminded residents that pets should be brought inside during freezing weather to stay warm. Low and moderate income residents of Albuquerque seeking a doghouse for their pet can apply for the Animal Welfare Department Doghouse Lottery.