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Snowball: the ultimate winter sport. Check with teachers and school officials fot the status of after school activities. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Snowball: the ultimate winter sport. Check with teachers and school officials fot the status of after school activities. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Yellow Springs schools once again on two-hour delay

The Yellow Springs Board of Education decided Thursday evening to delay village schools by two hours on Friday, Jan. 24, due to severely cold weather and a crippling wind chill.

As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, the Antioch School and the Yellow Springs Children’s Center have not yet provided notification of their status, and are assumed to be running on normal schedules.

Check with school officials or teachers for any changes in schedules or after school activities.

The National Weather Service warns of extremely cold temperatures in the morning, with highs of 17°F and wind chill values as low as -23°F. Winds driving the temperatures will average 18 mph, and could gust as high as 30 mph.

The low temperatures combined with wind gusts pose a severe risk of frostbite to exposed skin in 10 minutes or less of exposure. Stay indoors or cover up exposed skin if venturing outside.

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.

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