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Preparing for the freezing temperatures

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INDIANAPOLIS -

The last time wind chills dipped to dangerous levels, it knocked out power to thousands, and paralyzed the city.

This time a call to be ready, "Clean your sidewalks," said Mayor Greg Ballard. 

The Mayor of Indianapolis is calling for everyone to do their part in preparing for another winter blast.

Sunday Todd Singleton answered that call, "We're trying to beat the freeze tonight."

Singleton who managers three properties near 22nd and Alabama spent all day Sunday clearing sidewalks and preparing for the deep freeze.

"We have everybody drip faucets, it's so cold anything that hasn't frozen before might freeze," explained Singleton.

Which is why furnace maintenance is also a must changing the filters, checking the pipes and lines and keeping the gas tank full to keep the car running.

City leaders hoped people would prepare Sunday for what is expected to come Monday.

Singleton said, "I haven't seen many people out today surprised thought I'd see more people out."

Whether he's in the minority will determine how easily the city is able to dig out of the next deep freeze.

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