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Clarksville reaches record-low temps

Clarksville reaches record-low temps

/Rob Selkow

ClarksvilleNow.com Reporting
news@clarksvillenow.com

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The National Weather Service has cancelled the winter weather advisory for Middle Tennessee, but below-freezing temperatures and wind chills are still a concern.

Temperatures dropped Sunday night to around three degrees, with a wind chill of 10-20 degrees below freezing. The temperature will remain below freezing until Wednesday morning.

Drivers are advised to be cautious, as precipitation will cause roads to be icy by nightfall. If you must travel, keep a winter weather safety kit on your vehicle, including, chargers, batteries, food, water, warm clothing, boots, shovels, and scrapers.

Pets should be brought inside to avoid hypothermia, frostbite, or death.

CMCSS has cancelled classes for Tuesday, Jan. 7. Students will report back Wednesday, and staff development will be held Tuesday. Keep track of all current school closings here.

Find out how to protect your home from freezing pipes and other concerns here.

See tips to protect your home and your family in the event of a power outage here.

In extreme cold, the following tips can help prevent frostbite and hypothermia:

 -Wear loose, lightweight, warm clothes in layers
 -Protect skin from overexposure to the cold air
 -Remove layers to avoid perspiration and subsequent chill
 -Outer garments should be tightly woven, water repellent, and hooded
 -Wear a hat –half your body heat loss can be from the head
 -Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold
 -Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves
 -Try to stay dry

Visit the ClarksvilleNow Weather Page for current forecasts.

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