An Ice Storm Warning has been issued for much of the Chicago area starting around 6:00 pm today. The safety of our clients and staff is our first priority. Titan is making efforts to ensure service is not interrupted due to these conditions. If you have any questions/concerns regarding your service, please reach out to your Titan representative.
Ice Storm Warning
The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning, in effect from 6:00 pm today and going through 6:00 am Wednesday.
What to expect:
- Freezing rain possibly mixed with sleet and wet snow will overspread most of the Chicago area tonight and into early Wednesday. Ice accumulations of a quarter inch or more are expected. Travel and outdoor activity will be extremely dangerous. Ice accumulation will likely damage trees and cause downed power lines leading to power outages.
- Expect slippery sidewalks, wear appropriate footwear and stay aware of your surroundings
- Expect slippery roads, travel will be potentially dangerous and unreliable, stay off of the roads if possible. The latest road conditions can be obtained by going to www.GettingAroundIllinois.com
- Be prepared for power outages:
- Make sure flashlights and battery powered radios are working, keep candles, matches and extra batteries on hand
- Charge external cell phone batteries, keep emergency telephone numbers with you
- Store extra warm winter wear and blankets where you can find them
- Stock up on drinking water and non perishable food that requires no cooking
- Have cash available
Winter Weather Safety Tips
- Listen to emergency broadcasts for the most updated information
- Make sure your gas tank is topped off and keep extra blankets in your vehicle
- Have extra blankets, sleeping bags, and warm winter coats ready in case of a power outage
- Make sure your cell phone is charged, have an external battery charged as well
- If using an electric space heater, use one with automatic shut-off switches and keep at least 3 feet away from furniture and drapes
- Use battery-powered flashlights or lanterns if there is a power outage
- Have a week’s worth of food and safety supplies on hand such as drinking water, canned/no-cook food, first-aid kit, etc.
- Leave all water taps slightly open so they drip continuously
- Keep the indoor temperature warm even if you are not home
- Open kitchen cabinet doors under the kitchen sink to help prevent pipes from freezing