Weather Alert

Firefighters Conduct Welfare Checks During Extreme Cold

(Hillsboro) A small scaled power outage in the Hillsboro area as a result of the recent winter weather had the concern of firefighters with the Hillsboro Fire Protection District.

With dangerously cold temperatures at play, fire Chief Brian Gaudet says they conducted welfare checks of the residents impacted by the outage.

Gaudet says its best for people and pets to limit time outdoors when the temperatures and wind chill values take a tumble below zero.

The power outage occurred on Monday and was restored fairly quickly by Ameren personnel.

Temperatures are expected to be on a gradual warning trend now through next week.

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