Village Schools
Schools are delayed for two hours Wednesday. All things are patiently waiting for warmer weather. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Schools are delayed for two hours Wednesday. All things are patiently waiting for warmer weather. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Yellow Springs schools on two-hour delay Wednesday, Feb. 29

The Yellow Springs Board of Education has placed village schools on a two-hour delay for Wednesday, Jan. 29 due to the continuing extreme cold.

As of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Yellow Springs Children’s Center and the Antioch School have not yet provided notification of their status, and are assumed to be operating under normal hours.

The National Weather Service states that Wednesday will be much like Tuesday: sunny, with a high near only 17°F and Southwest winds from 9 to 14 mph. The increased wind speed can create windchill values as low as -21°F.

Frostbite:
In such cold temperatures, frostbite can occur on exposed skin in 15 minutes or less of exposure. Stay indoors or cover up exposed skin if venturing outside.

Welfare checks:
Village police and Miami Township Fire Rescue will make rounds to check on people with known care issues. If you are concerned about someone’s welfare, please call the police so that they may check on them.

If you have no heat or are suffering from exposure-related issues, call 911. Please note that it is illegal for electric and gas providers to turn off services if the temperature falls below freezing.

Frozen water pipes:
Please note that broken water pipes are a major issue during cold snaps. Protect your pipes from freezing by:
• insulating pipes that are exposed to outside temperatures;

• closing all foundation vents under the house;

• opening cabinets under sinks to let warm air circulate

Never leave a building unheated during freezing temperatures unless all water lines, drains and toilets have been properly drained. If a water line breaks, it is important to shut off the valve within your house or at the meter.

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