(WTTW Information) Chicagoans awoke Friday to sub-zero temperatures, the primary time in almost a yr the mercury has dipped into the negatives. Based on the Nationwide Climate Service, Chicago sometimes experiences eight mornings per yr with lows beneath zero — so solely seven extra to go. The excessive temperature will battle to make it out of the teenagers Friday, with wind chills making it really feel a lot colder. In anticipation of the chilly snap, officers issued reminders and ideas: — To stop frozen pipes, maintain a trickle of water operating on the faucet farthest from the place the principle water line enters your house. — If a pipe does freeze, use a blow dryer or a heating pad to thaw it — by no means an open flame. — Preserve area heaters at the very least six toes away from flammable materials. Plug immediately into an outlet, not an extension twine or energy strip. — Open window coverings when (if) the solar is out to assist heat your house. Shut them at evening to retain warmth and scale back drafts. — Chicago landlords are required to warmth models to at the very least 68 levels Fahrenheit from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and at the very least 66 levels Fahrenheit from 10:30 p.m. to eight:30 a.m. Tenants ought to name 311 to complain of insufficient warmth. Bundle up. Even Lake Michigan is freezing.
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