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Hinsdale area schools closed Monday

Hinsdale High School District 86, Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181, Burr Ridge Elementary District 180 and Maercker Elementary District 60  have all canceled classes for Monday because of the frigid conditions forecast. All school sponsored after-school activities and athletics also are canceled. 
A pipe in the sprinkler system of Hinsdale Middle School has burst, causing water damage to all three floors of the building. District 181 officials said the maintenance teams continue clean-up work at the middle school and will assess the damage there.
“Given the projected dangerous temperatures on Tuesday, as well, we will make a decision on Monday at noon in order for you to make arrangements for child care if the decision is made to close District 86 on Tuesday,” wrote Superintendent Bruce Law. “The safety of our students, staff, and families is our number one concern. Please stay warm and be safe.”
A decision regarding classes on Tuesday in District 181 also will be made on Monday. Information will be available atwww.d181.org, via Twitter @CCSD181, and by email and phone via the district’s auto-notification systems.
With forecasted high temperatures of no warmer than -10 for Monday, Clarendon Hills officials are warning residents to be prepared to go to an alternative location if their home heating system fails.
The closest warming shelter is located at Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle.
The Police Department, 448 Park Ave.; Fire Department, 316 Park Ave.; and Village Hall, 1 N. Prospect Ave.; all are designated as temporary warming locations and are equipped with emergency generators in the event of a power outage.
The Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Ave., and various area churches are also serving as temporary warming locations, but are not equipped with emergency generators.
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