Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hello, Winter! Tips For Surviving Tonight's Big Chill

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM

click to enlarge It's gonna be a cold one in Tucson tonight....
  • It's gonna be a cold one in Tucson tonight....
Happy winter ladies and gentlemen, as the scorching torrent of summer slams into the muscle-stiffening months of winter.

We'll get our first real taste of winter tonight, with the National Weather Service issuing a Freeze Warning for Tucson, with a low of 34 degrees in Tucson, which puts those who live in the elements in immediate danger.

Luckily, the City of Tucson and several nonprofits have programs in place to assist those who find themselves without a shelter this evening.

The Salvation Army, for example, is officially in Operation Deep Freeze, opening its doors at its Tucson Hospitality House (1002 N. Main Avenue) on any night between now and March 30 when the temperature falls below 35 degrees (or 40 degrees with precipitation).

The organization asks the public to donate items to keep people warm, such as coats, blankets, gloves, socks and sweaters.

Donations are accepted at any Naughton's Plumbing location, Vantage Bowling Center, or at the Hospitality House itself. Anyone with questions about the operation can call the shelter at (520) 795-9671.

Operation Freeze

The Tucson Department of Transportation is undertaking preventative measures on all bridge decks around town, to prevent any ice buildup that could cause trouble.

The operation, which kicks off at 2:30 p.m. today, involves placing "Wet Road Ahead" signs at bridge entrances, in addition to spraying magnesium chloride on bridge decks. A total of 58 bridge decks will be sprayed and monitored by the City, and motorists are advised to be extra vigilant of ice buildup while driving.

Also, remember to cover up all plants, or bring potted ones inside to prevent frost, and check any plumbing you have to ensure pipes are well-insulated from the cold.

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