FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 26, 2015
Statement from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
“Several cities in Dallas County have sustained damage tonight and damage is widespread throughout North Texas. Please stay home. Let our first responders do their jobs without interference. Flash flooding, downed power lines and other hazards will be present tonight. If you don’t have to be out, please help us by staying home. There are currently approximately 38,000 people in Dallas County without power down from 53,000 a few minutes ago and Oncor crews are working hard to restore the power as soon as possible to affected areas.”
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins
Tomorrow, November 2, (9:30am – 4:00pm) there will be a film production operating in Dealey Plaza. The production is a film by Rob Reiner called “LBJ” starring Woody Harrelson. The City of Dallas has approved road closures surrounding the area: Elm Street at Market Street, Main Street at Market Street, and Houston at Elm Street. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed to flow freely. Click here for a map of the impacted streets.
For tomorrow, ALL employees and elected officials will be required to carry their county badges. County facilities that will be impacted by the above mentioned lane closures, include:
− Employees and the public will have vehicular access to the parking lot from Houston Street.
− There will be “blank” ammunition fired in the Dealey Plaza area. DPD will be onsite to monitor this work.
− The road closure on Elm Street will begin at Market Street. At Market Street, one lane on Elm Street will be kept open to allow employees and the public access to the parking garage. Record Street will remain open. Past Record Street, all lanes will be blocked on Elm Street.
− Main Street will be closed at Market Street and past Dealey Plaza.
− Commerce Street will not be impacted.
The film production was scheduled to shoot on Sunday but work was cancelled due to inclement weather, hence, the late notice of the Monday road closures from the City of Dallas. Click here for the notice.
Tomorrow, October 13, & 14, 2015 (9:00am – 4:00pm) there will be a film production operating on Jackson Street (behind George Allen Sr. Courthouse). The production is a television series by TVM Productions, called “Queen of the South.” The City of Dallas has approved road closures surrounding the area: Jackson Street (500-800 block), Wood (500-800 block), Record (200-300 block) and Market (200-300 block) will all be impacted. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed to flow freely.
County staff is coordinating with the Dallas Police Department (DPD), Dallas Film Office, and DART. The county facility that will be directly impacted by the above mentioned lane closures is the George Allen Sr. Courthouse. During these two days of filming, all employees and elected officials will be required to carry their county badges.
TVM Productions sent out a notification letter to all businesses that will be impacted (please see the attached information). Also, fliers, signage and local news agencies will be utilized as communication tools. Click here for more info