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Village Schools are on a two-hour delay for tomorrow, Dec. 15, because of extreme cold.

Village Schools are on a two-hour delay for tomorrow, Dec. 15, because of extreme cold.

Yellow Springs Schools are on two hour delay Thursday, Dec. 15

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The Yellow Springs Board of Education decided at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evening to delay village schools by two hours, due to extreme cold and wind chill conditions. The Antioch School and the Children’s Center have not yet indicated a change in schedule.

Please check with your school or organizing individuals for cancellations or delays of after-school activities.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory which remains in effect until 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. West winds from 10 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph, can produce a wind chill as low as 20°F below; exposure may cause frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 15 minutes.

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.

Please see the windchill chart below for reference:

National Weather Service windchill chart

National Weather Service windchill chart


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