With the region in the grips of an icy freeze, the new Saline Chief of Police is asking residents to check on their neighbors.
“Look out for your friends and neighbors – especially older adults. Make sure they’re receiving heat in their homes. If not, call the Saline Police Department dispatch center (734-429-7911). We’ll get them to a warming center and make sure they get the resources they need,” said Chief Jerrod Hart.
Wednesday’s high was a relatively warm 16 degrees. Thursday the high is forecast to be eight degrees, with a low of -6. The deep freeze remains until Sunday, when temperatures are expected to rise to 28 degrees.
The National Weather Service has issued another wind chill advisory for the region. The advisory takes affect at 5 a.m. Thursday and lasts until 4 p.m., Thursday. Wind chill values of -10 to -20 are expected.
Such conditions can cause frostbite to unprotected skin.
In Saline, people can use the council chambers at City Hall, 100 N. Harris St., as a warming center. It’s open 24 hours a day, even days a week, if necessary.
The Saline Rec Center, 1866 Woodland Drive East, and Saline District Library, 555 N. Maple Road, are also designated as warming centers.