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Posted on: February 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Cold Weather Alert

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With dangerously cold temperatures predicted for the next few days, take precautions and stay indoors if possible. 

Be sure to check on family members, and especially older adults, and those in need who may have challenges staying warm and safe. If you have pets, bring them inside. 

The Wellesley Health Department has put together important cold weather safety tips to help residents be prepared and stay protected.  

For anyone who may need a warm place, the Wellesley Free Library is open throughout the weekend; please check the Library website for specific hours. The Tolles Parsons Center, Warren Recreation Building, and Town Hall are open during business hours on Friday, February 3. Wellesley restaurants and businesses are also good places to visit to get out of the cold. 

Please check heating systems to make sure they are operating safely, and consider leaving water running overnight in pipes along exterior walls to prevent the possibility of having them freeze and burst. For assistance, please call the Wellesley Department of Public Works at 781-235-7600 and select the appropriate extension:

  • Wellesley Municipal Light Plant for electricity issues,  ext. 3390 and press "2"
  • Wellesley Water and Sewer Division for water issues, ext. 3355

If you need immediate assistance, please call 9-1-1.

An important note from the Wellesley Fire and Police Departments. While the weather is predicted to warm up a bit after a few days, the Town's ponds and lakes are NOT yet frozen and are extremely dangerous for playing or skating on. Please stay off the ice and keep dogs away from icy ponds and lakes!



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