A lightning strike during last night’s storm has shut down the Transfer Station until further notice.

While a press release from the City of Wichita Falls didn’t get into details as to the extent of the damage, the release did say “staff is working diligently to reopen as soon as possible.”

In the meantime, residents will have to use the City Landfill, located a few miles west of Wichita Falls at 10984 Wiley Road. The landfill is open Monday – Friday from 8am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 5pm.

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In a reply to a comment on the City's Facebook posting, the closure will not affect today's recycle pickup.

The City will notify the public when the Transfer Station reopens.

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