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Record Low Temps for Tuesday, Nov. 12


According to the National Weather Service record-breaking low temperatures in the single digits are likely Tuesday. Here is the latest information on local warming centers and reporting power outages.

Warming Centers

Residents in need of shelter due to the extreme cold 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 warming centers are available on a daily basis. Here is a list of other sites in DuPage County. Please phone first to be sure the locations are open.

FacilityAddressPhoneHours
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.
Lobby
825 Burlington Ave (630) 434-5600 M-F, 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downers Grove Public Library 1050 Curtiss St.  (630) 960-1200 HOURS

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 HERE.

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