We had our first significant snow of the winter yesterday, and Montgomery County Public Schools put out a really helpful infographic detailing how they make the determination of whether or not to open schools. I imagine this will come into play later in the school year, so file this one away. Don’t forget to sign up for severe weather calls, at www.mcps.org/snow, as well.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last few days, you’re more than aware that the New River Valley is going to experience some very cold temperatures tomorrow. Wind chills in the negative temperatures, with gusting winds. Good stuff. What’s not good is what that cold can do to your home’s plumbing and it can damage your pipes according to Ventura Plumbing. This afternoon and evening, it would be a good idea to follow some of the guidelines in the graphic below, as well as making sure that hoses connected outside are disconnected.
Here’s a link to a larger version of the above graphic. Thanks, State Farm, for the graphic.
Stay safe and warm, New River Valley!