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Councilman Asks Residents to Conserve Electricity

Al Dill asks residents to turn off items that use electricity if they're not needed.

Summit Common Councilman Al Dill is asking that residents conserve electricity as the temperatues remain in the single digits.

"Yes, it’s cold but increased power demands may cause power problems. If you really do not need something turned on, turn it off," Dill said.

Information for dealing with low temperatures:

First Energy has offered some suggestions for preparing for extreme cold. To view, the utility's tips, click here.

The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad provided information on what to do should you suspect frostbite. 

Given the near-record low temperatures, the City of Summit Fire Department has been responding to incidents of frozen water pipes in unheated basements and crawl spaces. Click here for information on how to deal with frozen pipes. 

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