UPDATE 4/20 – 1:50 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The State Fire Marshall’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms have completed their investigation of certain parts of the impacted area and are returning them back to the City of West. This includes the area from Walnut Street southward. The City is working to ascertain the damage to the area. The City of West has chosen to open the area to residents under the following conditions:
Only residents 18 years of age and older who live in this area will be allowed to enter. This is Stage 1 of several upcoming re-entry stages. The process for this Stage 1 re-entry is as follows:
The City of West City Council requests all citizens of West to please use other than north bound Main, Reagan, and Oak Streets for normal daily traffic. Updates on other impacted areas of the City of West will be provided as this information becomes available. Citizens living in these impacted areas should continue to monitor the City of West website for updated information at www.cityofwest.com, or by calling the West Hotline at 254-826-7550.
Please be patient and cooperative with ALL law enforcement officers. They are here for your safety. The City of West’s condolence goes out to the City of Abbott VFD and the West Ambulance Service for their losses.