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Nature throws Yellow Springs Schools back two hours again because of extreme cold (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

Nature throws Yellow Springs Schools back two hours again because of extreme cold (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

Yellow Springs schools CLOSED Tuesday, Feb. 24

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UPDATE: The Yellow Springs Board of Education decided at 8:15 a.m. this morning to close schools Tuesday, Feb. 24, due to extreme cold.

As of 8:15 a.m., the Antioch School and the Children’s Center have not yet indicated a change in schedule.

Morning sub-freezing temperatures are around -11°F and can produce frostbite in minutes in unprotected skin; a windchill advisory is in effect until about 11 a.m. The National Weather Service states Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 23°F and wind chill values as low as -18°F, with winds from 11 to 16 mph in the morning.

Please check with your school or organizing individuals for cancellations or delays of after-school activities. There have been many cancellations already.

In current conditions, frostbite can occur on exposed skin in 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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