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Sub-zero temperatures are keeping Yellow Springs schools closed Thursday, Jan. 8. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Sub-zero temperatures are keeping Yellow Springs schools closed Thursday, Jan. 8. (Photo by Matt Minde)

Yellow Springs schools closed Thursday, Jan. 8

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The Yellow Springs Board of Education has decided to close village schools Thursday, Jan. 8 due to the continuing extreme cold.

The National Weather Service states that Thursday will be cloudy and cold, with a high near 14°F; wind chill values can fall as low as -24°F with southerly winds from 9 to 14 mph. Temperatures are expected to drop slightly towards evening; please check with your school or organizing individuals for cancellations or delays of after-school activities.

As of Wednesday evening, the Antioch School and the Children’s Center have not yet indicated a change in schedule.

Frostbite:
In current frigid temperatures and with the windchill, frostbite can occur on exposed skin in 30 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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