DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER CONDITIONS, LEBANON CITY HALL AND ALL OTHER NON-PUBLIC SAFETY/ DPW FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED FEBRUARY 2, 2011. THE FEBRUARY 2ND CITY COUNCIL MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED AND RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD BEGINNING AT 7:00PM IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, LEBANON. REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS WILL RESUME ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011.
The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union would like to announce that due to the existing and impending severe storm and to protect the safety of our members and employees, all TFCU branches will be closed Wednesday, February 2nd. The TFCU would like to apologize for any inconvenience. All branches will reopen on Thursday, February 3rd at 9:00 am.
The Essex Senior Citizen's Lunch at the Maple Street Recreation Center scheduled for Wednesday at Noon has been canceled.
Vermont Technical College Williston and Randolph Center will be closed due to weather on Wed Feb. 2, 2011.
PACE Vermont- Colchester will be closed February 2, 2011, due to weather.
The Rutland Meals on Wheels is cancelled for Wednesday.
Lebanon Public Libraries closing due to storm Wednesday, February 2nd.
The Mental Health Advocacy Day scheduled for Wednesday, February 2nd at the Vermont Statehouse has been canceled due to the winter storm and will be rescheduled at a later date.
HowardCenter will be closed on Wednesday, February 2, due to the winter storm. Essential services will still be operating, including crisis lines.
Johnson State College will be closed Wednesday.
February 2 First Wednesdays talks offered by the Vermont Humanities Council in Brattleboro, Burlington, Manchester, Middlebury, Newport, Norwich, Rutland, and St. Johnsbury are canceled or rescheduled. The Montpelier talk at the Statehouse will go on. For rescheduling information -- www.vermonthumanities.org
All of SUNY Plattsburgh's main campus classes scheduled for 10 a.m. and later Wednesday have been canceled. Classes at SUNY Adirondack and Hudson Valley Community College are canceled as well. While classes have been canceled, the main campus remains open. In addition, all day and evening classes (including telecommunication classes) at SUNY Adirondack and at the SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus in Queensbury, as well as at Hudson Valley Community College, have been canceled for today because of weather conditions. The Plattsburgh Branch Campus Office will also be closed for the day. For information on class cancellation at SUNY Plattsburgh's main campus, call the college's main weather and emergency line at 518-564-SNOW (7669). For current class cancellation information at these two sites, check our telephone information line at 518-792-5425, Extension 114, or check ACC's class closing information at 518-743-2222 or HVCC's class closing information line at 518-629-4822.
All three The Edge (Twin Oaks) preschool locations are closing at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
A forum for Vermont senior citizens to learn more about new Medicare benefits has been postponed due to bad weather. The event, originally scheduled for Thursday at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier, will be re-scheduled for a later date.
University Mall will be closed on Wednesday and re-open at 9:30am Thursday. (IHOP, Applebee's, Hannaford, Sears, Bon-Ton and Kohl's will remain open)
Sue Morse Wildlife & Tracking Presentation scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2/2 at the Waits River Valley School in East Corinth, VT is RESCHEDULED for Thursday, 2/17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Waits River Valley School.
Husky Injection Molding is closing at 3 p.m. Wednesday. There will be no second shift.
WINTER SAFETY ADVICE FROM THE BURLINGTON FIRE MARSHAL: KEEP GAS METERS AND APPLIANCE VENTS CLEAR OF SNOW AND ICE If a vent is obstructed, an appliance may malfunction and create a dangerous build-up of carbon monoxide. Snow and ice accumulation may impede emergency access to gas meters and could interfere with equipment operation. Be careful when using snow plows and don't push or pile snow around meters.
MAKE SURE CARBON MONOXIDE AND SMOKE DETECTORS ARE INSTALLED IN YOUR HOME
SHOVEL OUT FIRE HYDRANTS AND BUILDING EXITS Make sure fire hydrants are clear of snow, at least three feet in all directions with a two foot path leading to the hydrant, so the fire department can readily find and access them during an emergency. Fire escapes, back doors and other exits should also be kept clear of snow and ice.
CONTACT YOUR GAS COMPANY IF YOU SMELL A GAS ODOR Anyone who smells a gas odor should leave the area, call 911 and immediately contact their fuel supplier.
PROTECT GAS METERS FROM FALLING ICE AND SNOW Falling ice and snow can damage meters and piping. If you are unable to safely remove snow & ice accumulations above meters, contact a qualified roofing contractor for safe removal. Protect the meter while you remove ice and heavy snow.
ADDITIONAL WINTER WEATHER SAFETY TIPS CAN BE FOUND ON:
Excessive snow shoveling can cause a range of health problems, from back injuries to heart attack, if not done in moderation; take frequent breaks from shoveling.
Check snow pack on roofs and remove snow if necessary and if it can be done safely to avoid a collapse. This includes barn roofs; many agricultural buildings in Vermont are designed for "total" roof load of 50 pounds per square foot. Call a contractor if you need assistance.
Vermonters who are able to check on and help elderly neighbors and others who need assistance in removing snow are encouraged to do so.
It is critical as snow piles up to ensure all outside heating vents are clear of snow. A blocked vent can lead to carbon monoxide (CO) buildup in the home and CO poisoning. The initial symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to flu, but without the fever and may include headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, and dizziness. If you suspect that you are experiencing CO poisoning, get fresh air immediately and call the fire department.
If power is lost and you run a generator, run it outdoors; an improperly vented generator can lead to CO poisoning.
Ensure your generator is installed according to manufacturers' standards; an improperly installed generator can feed back onto power lines, creating a hazard to line workers.
If while traveling you get stuck in deep snow, do NOT let your engine idle if your exhaust pipe is buried. Idling with a buried exhaust pipe also risks carbon monoxide poisoning.
Other tips for the road:
Check road and weather conditions before leaving. You can call 511 or visit www.511vt.com for more information on roads.
Avoid traveling unless necessary and always allow yourself extra time to get to your destination.
Watch for and expect changing road conditions, black ice, blowing snow, high winds or whiteout conditions can appear when you least expect them to.
Drive at a speed that matches road conditions. The posted speed limits are for dry, clear conditions only.
Be sure to leave yourself plenty of extra room, extend the following distance from other vehicles ahead.
Carry a cell phone and use 911 in case of an emergency, but donot become over dependant on a cell phone.
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