Cincinnati Public Schools are closed Friday due to snow and ice. CPS spokeswoman Lauren Worley announced the closure at about 4:55 a.m. Friday.
Cincinnati Public Schools closed Friday due to snow/ice. Students, teachers and some other staff *don’t* report; central office + principals + facilities report when safe. Be careful! @WLWT @WCPO @Local12 @FOX19 pic.twitter.com/o03Sc0RufT
— Lauren B Worley (@SpaceLauren) February 1, 2019
WCPO meteorologists declared Friday a 9 First Warning Weather Alert Day due to snow and ice.
If students, workers or pedestrians must be outside in the cold temperatures, take the following steps to stay safe (from Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services):
- Wear plenty of layers of synthetic and wool fabrics including hats, coats, scarves and gloves.
- Stay as dry as possible.
- Avoid strenuous tasks like shoveling.
- Watch for signs of hypothermia which include shivering, exhaustion, slurred speech and drowsiness.
- Watch for signs of frostbite. Frostbite is literally the freezing of the skin. The skin can feel waxy, frozen and numb, and it can cause blisters.
Lastly, be sure to check the latest forecast before sending the kids outside.