Cold weather will not limit access to properties in Washington

By Marshanna Hester

Cold weather will not limit access to properties in Washington

December 10, 2013 Updated Dec 10, 2013 at 6:21 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, Ill. -- The bitter cold can make for dangerous clean-up efforts in Washington.

But that's not stopping tornado victims, contractors and volunteers from moving forward.

Officials say there are no plans to limit homeowners access to their property because of the weather.

Volunteers continue to be needed and there may be opportunities do work inside.

One man from Spring Bay says despite the cold, there is no shortage of work.

"If this had happened in my neighborhood, I would hope that other people would help out," said Tom Binkley, from Spring Bay. "the Red Cross is giving out coffee and donuts and stuff. Everybody appreciates what you do, there's no doubt in my mind. I'm just glad to be out here I guess. It's cold."

Frostbite usually affects smaller, more exposed areas of the body. So, it's important to keep fingers, toes, noses and ears protected.