Chicago posts tips for coping with winter weather
Even though Chicagoans are used to the onset of winter, the city of Chicago is still reminding them to prepare wisely as cold weather moves into the region.
A news release on the city's website gives advice on how to prepare for plunging temperatures and heavy snowfall that tend to be trademarks of Illinois' winters.
The release also said Chicagoans can call 311 in the event their household's heat is inadequate or they are in need of help.
“With winter weather approaching, we want to remind residents that the city is available to assist those in need of help with well-being checks and other cold-weather services,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in the news release. “Chicagoans are no strangers to cold and snowy weather, and this season we must all again do our part to shovel sidewalks and look after our friends, family and neighbors in the event of extreme weather.”
The city also instructed residents to limit their exposure to the cold, bundle up with layers and not go outside unless necessary.
Chicagoans are advised to be careful around snow plows and to be aware of snow-route parking rules. Also, sidewalks need to be kept clean of snow and ice.
Go to cityofchicago.org for more information.