Cold Weather Hits Treasure Valley
Skies are clearing and temperatures are falling. The national weather service says below average cold is expected for the next week. Wednesday's high of 27 degrees will be the warmest day of the week. The temperature isn't expected to top 30 degrees again in Boise until early next week. Overnight lows through the weekend will stay in the low to mid-teens.
With temperatures this cold officials are warning residents to make several precautions…make sure pets have shelter and warm water to drink. Temperatures that low increase the risk of frozen and burst pipes in homes and businesses. To help property owners reduce the risk of costly plumbing repairs, United Water offered the following list of cold-weather tips:
- Ensure your sprinkler system is winterized
- Disconnect and drain garden hoses and connections.
- Close outside vents, crawl spaces and doors to prevent drafts from entering your home.
- Make sure any exposed pipes are insulated.