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Dangerously Cold Temperatures Ahead - How to Stay Safe

Dangerously Cold Temperatures Ahead - How to Stay Safe

Last updated: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The National Weather Service is reporting that bitterly cold temperatures, with wind chills as low as -55°, are headed our way starting Tuesday evening and persisting through Thursday morning. They are predicting that this will be the coldest air mass to hit the Chicago-land area in years. The Village encourages all residents to take extra precautions to keep you and your family safe. Reference the drop-downs below for measures you can take to prepare for the dangerous cold.

Village Operations:

Village Hall will remain open on Wednesday and Thursday in order to provide residents with essential life-safety services. We encourage residents, however, to hold off on visiting Village Hall for non-essential business until the cold temperatures rise. If your home loses heat, remember that Village Hall is a warming center. 24-7 access to the building is available via the Hazel Avenue entrance. Simply pick up the video phone receiver in the vestibule to be connected to an emergency dispatcher.

Local Closings:

  • School District 35: District 35 buildings will be closed on Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31. 
  • New Trier High School: Both New Trier campuses will be closed on Wednesday, January 30.
  • Glencoe Public Library: The Glencoe Public Library will close at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29 and will be closed all day on Wednesday, January 30. The Library will reopen at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. All overdue fines will be adjusted to account for these closures.
  • Glencoe Park District: The Glencoe Park District is closing all facilities and canceling all programs at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29 through Wednesday, January 30. Watts Ice Center will close at 2 p.m. today on Tuesday, January 29. The closure includes Children’s Circle and Early Learning Center preschool programs, Kids Club, after-school programs, basketball practice, all enrichments, open gym, Glencoe Fitness, and fitness classes. Programs will not be rescheduled. The Park District will continue to monitor the forecast over the next 48 hours and notify you of any additional schedule changes or cancellations by 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • Family Service of Glencoe: All services offered through Family Service of Glencoe will be cancelled on Wednesday, January 30. Should you need immediate assistance with an emergency, dial 911.
Safety Tips and Service Information:

PERSONAL SAFETY

PREPARE YOUR HOME

PREPARE YOUR CAR

UTILITIES AND POTENTIAL SERVICE DISRUPTIONS

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION