January 05, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Take Precautions Against Extreme Cold

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Springfield and the surrounding area. This Outlook is predicting accumulating snow Wednesday and Thursday with bitterly cold temperatures that will continue through the weekend. Dangerous wind chills are expected to remain through Saturday morning. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to remind people that cold weather can create health and safety risks. In order to reduce cold weather threats, take time to prepare for cold weather and plan to follow some simple precautions.

For more information, contact: Katie Towns-Jeter, Public Information Specialist, 417-864-1149 (office), 417-536-0785 (cell) or, by email: ktownsjeter@springfieldmo.gov

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