WVC police warn drivers not to leave cars warming up in cold

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Oct. 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — West Valley City police are warning drivers not to leave cars warming up in the driveway as temperatures plummet.

“That chill in the air sure makes it tempting to warm up your car in the driveway, but warming your car can end up leaving you out in the cold,” said a tweet from WVCPD Thursday afternoon.

“A warming car is a prime target for thieves and trust us, they’re already out looking for these easy opportunities. Don’t be a puffer.”

The National Weather Service Salt Lake City tweeted Thursday afternoon that the high temperature in the Salt Lake City area so far today as been 42 degrees.

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“This reading would break the record for the lowest maximum temperature for Oct. 10,” the tweet said. “The current record is 45 degrees set way back in 1880.”

There is a hard freeze warning in place for the Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys including the cities of Ogden, Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Provo, Duchesne, Roosevelt, Price and Green River, until 10 a.m. Friday.

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