As subzero temperatures and gusty winds swept into central Ohio, Dublin City Schools and outdoor activities at Dublin’s sledding hill and skating rink were closed Jan. 6 and 7.
The Dublin Police Department also took some additional steps, especially with increased presence on the roads.
“They’re increasing patrols around the freeway areas,” said Jodi Andes, a senior public-information officer for Dublin. “They didn’t want to see anyone stranded and wait for too long. They’re also keeping a more watchful eye on residents.”
Usually, police don’t pick up people they see walking, Andes said. But with dangerously low temperatures, police have given a few pedestrians courtesy rides.
“They’ll be going an extra mile with residents since cold is such a concern,” Andes said.
Trash and recycling pickup is on schedule.
No official warming station has been established, but people are invited to go to the recreation center if necessary.