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CMS will open 2 hours late due to cold weather

Jan. 2. Extreme cold temperatures can be life-threatening if people lose power and heat. People should make sure they are ready for the cold, and should stay off the roads while conditions are dangerous.”

To be ready for ice-cold weather:

​+​Dress warmly for the cold. Wear multiple layers of thin clothing instead of a single layer of thick clothing.

​+​Always keep at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food in your home.

​+​Keep alternative heating sources and fire extinguishers on hand.

​+​Be sure your family knows how to use them.

​+Properly vent kerosene heaters and keep electric generators outside and away from open windows or doors to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Do not burn charcoal or use a grill indoors.mergency management officials encourage people to continue to monitor the forecast.

Motorists in areas hit by the winter storm should expect treacherous driving conditions overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning.