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05
2021
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Winter (and the kids) still with us: Yellow Springs Schools are on a 2-hour delay Thursday, March 5, due to icy road conditions (photo by Matt MInde)

Winter (and the kids) still with us: Yellow Springs Schools are on a 2-hour delay Thursday, March 5, due to icy road conditions (photo by Matt MInde)

Yellow Springs Schools on 2-hour delay Thursday, March 5

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The Yellow Springs Board of Education decided at 5:45 a.m. this morning to delay village schools by two hours Thursday, March 5 due to icy roads and cold. As of 6 a.m. Monday morning, the Antioch School and the Children’s Center have not yet indicated a change in schedule.

The combination of ice on roadways from yesterday’s snow and freezing rain combined with  low temperatures results in slick spots on area roadways this morning. As temperatures are expected to drop towards evening, please check with your school or organizing individuals for cancellations or delays of after-school activities.

The National Weather Service states that current conditions are cloudy, with a high near 19°F and mild winds around 10 mph. Temperatures are expected to drop to a low around -2°F, with mostly cloudy skies and winds 5 to 8 mph.

Frostbite:
In current frigid temperatures, 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:
Roadways and walkways are icy; 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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