Winter Weather in Caldwell: Preparation and Tips

“Old Man Winter” is paying a visit to Caldwell. Residents can stay safe during his stay with these tips during plunging temperatures and possible inclement weather. Here a few helpful tips:

  • Allow water faucets to drip. Running water, even at a trickle, helps relieve pressure and reduces the chances of pipes freezing or bursting.
  • Keep cabinet doors open where pipes are located. Heat from the rest of the home can keep pipes warm.
  • Add extra insulation to pipes in areas with higher cold exposure such as north-facing walls.
  • Do not turn off heat in the home. Make sure heat is kept at a temperature above 55 degrees even when not at home to ensure pipes remain free of ice.

Due to the possibility of inclement weather and freezing temperatures over the next few days safety and precautionary preparations are key. Have a plan, stay safe, and reduce travel when possible.

During the event of an emergency please contact the Burleson County Sheriff’s Department at 979-567-4343.

 

For local weather alerts and up to date information visit KBTX Weather.

For school closing and delay information visit Caldwell ISD.

 

Post Date: 02/11/2021 2:30 PM