Ithaca, N.Y. — The deep freeze that has plunged Ithaca’s temperatures to 2 degrees will continue into Monday and likely last until Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Tonight, we can be expected to hit a low of -16 degrees, the weather service said. The low for Monday morning is -11 degrees. The wind chill on Monday could be -36 degrees.

As you’ve probably heard, there are more than a few things to worry about when the temperatures get this cold. A few that the NWS wants you to keep in mind:

— Frozen pipes could become a significant problem.
— Dead car batteries could strand people.
— Any power outages that occur (weather related or not) could leave people without heat.
— People may improperly use secondary sources of heat; increasing chances for
carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
— Structure fires could escalate.
— Frostbite/hypothermia.

Here’s the rest of the NWS briefing:

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.