El Paso is being raked with high winds, and they are anticipated to continue throughout this afternoon and evening. Already the El Paso International Airport has had to cancel and delay a number of flights because of the crazy weather, and now City officials are going to close the landfill because of the high winds.

The Greater El Paso Landfill and the Citizen Collection Stations closed early on Wednesday to ensure the safety of the public and employees because of the persistent high winds and low visibility.

The landfill and the collection stations closed at 1 p.m., but will resume normal operating hours tomorrow, Thursday, March 14, should weather permit. The Greater El Paso Landfill is normally open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but this early spring storm is playing havoc with the operation. The Citizen Collection Stations are located at 4501 Hondo Pass, 121 Atlantic, 1034 Pendale, and 3510 Confederate. Their normal operating hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They should also be open Thursday, March 14 on a regular schedule as well, weather permitting.

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