For the next couple of days, we will be experiencing an arctic blast. A bitter cold front is expected late tonight and will remain until Saturday morning. Cold Weather Safety Tips: -Use layers of clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat are especially important. -Bring pets indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm. -Protect your pipes. Wrap any outdoor pipes to insulate them. -Use extreme caution with space heaters. Make sure they’re on a level, hard surface and keep them at least three feet away from paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs. -In older homes, take care to prevent pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. -Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage. -Check on elderly friends and relatives as they are more susceptible to the cold.