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(AUSTIN, Texas) — The city of Austin, Texas, postponed its New Year celebration due to the anticipation of near-freezing temperatures.

“City staff has been monitoring weather conditions and a wintry weather mix is forecast to roll in to Central Texas during New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day,” a statement on the city’s website read. The decision to cancel the celebration — including the use of fireworks — was postponed due to the cold temperatures, the potential high winds and expected precipitation.

“The decision was made for the safety and comfort of the entire Austin community,” William Manno, the city’s Corporate Special Events Manager, said. City officials are expected to select an alternative date for the celebration.

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