Yellow Springs Schools are on two hour delay Wednesday, February 10
- Published: February 9, 2016
The Yellow Springs Board of Education decided at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning to delay village schools by two hours, due to snow and slick road conditions. The Antioch School and the Children’s Center have not yet indicated a change in schedule.
The combination of about two inches of new snow and freezing temperatures makes travel unsafe. 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 has issued a winter weather advisory, and states current snowy and icy conditions are likely through Wednesday morning. Skies will be cloudy, with a high near 29°F and westerly winds 11 to 15 mph. Tonight, low temperatures will hit around 16°F, possibly with more snow.
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.