Cold Weather Alert Issued for Oxford County

Southwestern Public Health has issued a cold weather alert as temperatures are expected to dip to -20°C tonight and into tomorrow morning.

OXFORD COUNTY - Southwestern Public Health has issued a cold weather alert as temperatures are expected to dip to -20°C tonight and into tomorrow morning.

Cold weather alerts are issued Environment Canada forecasts an air temperature below -15°C or a wind chill below -20°C.

During a cold weather alert, residents should take precautions to protect themselves from the cold to avoid complications such as frostbite and hypothermia.

Those most vulnerable to the effects of the cold include older adults, infants and young children, outdoor workers, those who like outdoor sports such as skiing and hiking, and homeless persons and others who do not have shelter, proper clothing or food.

You can find a list of warming centres and shelters in the region online here. 

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