County officials: Brace for severe cold snap

Tips for coping available online; housing assistance a phone call away

IMG_2565The Chester County Department of Emergency Services is warning that Monday’s snow will be followed by a severe cold snap; wind chills Monday night are predicted to reach 6 below zero.

Tuesday night, March 4, more of the same is expected, with the mercury around 8. Emergency officials want to remind residents to bundle up outside, remember to  check on the elderly, and use caution when using carbon-monoxide-producing devices such as generators, and gas or charcoal grills, a county news release said.

If you or someone you know needs a place to stay (homeless or otherwise unstable housing conditions, such as those with reduced or no heat), call Connect Points at 1-800-935-3181.  You can also visit online at,. More tips on how to prepare and what to do during the bitterly cold weather are available at

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