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Cold Weather Tips

Report Power Outages

Call ComEd to report outages and/or down power lines at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661). Sign up for outage alerts on your mobile devices at the following link

Warming Centers

A warming center will be made available when outside temperatures are below 20 degrees and temperatures indoors are 50 degrees or less. Residents experiencing these conditions for any reason can call 911 to request sheltering assistance.This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. Transportation to a warming center will be provided if needed. The following locations are available as warming centers on a daily basis during the hours listed for each of these public facilities:

Downers Grove Park District
Rec Center
4500 Belmont Road (630) 960-7250 M-F, 
5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m
Sat, 6:00 a.m . to 7:00 p.m.
Sun, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Downers Grove Park District
Lincoln Center
935 Maple Avenue (630) 963-1300 M-F, 
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sat, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Downers Grove Library  1050 Curtiss (630) 960-1200

9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sat, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Sun, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

Downers Grove Fire Station #2 5420 Main St. (630) 434-5976 M-F, 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downers Grove Police Dept.
825 Burlington Ave (630) 434-5600 M-F, 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

PLEASE PHONE FIRST TO BE SURE THE LOCATION IS OPEN. Times subject to change. Please remember to check on the well being of friends and neighbors during severe weather conditions, especially the elderly or homebound.

Prevent Freezing Pipes

  • Turn faucets on and let water trickle to avoid freezing.
  • Open cabinet doors to allow room heat to circulate around pipes.
  • Keep pipes wrapped in insulation, if possible.
  • If a water pipe bursts, shut off the main water valve to the house.
  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
  • Prevent Freezing Pipes from Red Cross

Signs of Cold Weather Exposure

Seek medical attention if you are displaying these signs after exposure to the cold

  • Uncontrollable shivering
  • Memory lapses
  • Slurred speech
  • Immobile or fumbling hands
  • Stumbling and apparent exhaustion; inability to get up after rest

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