WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A frost advisory has been issued for the San Fernando Valley, forecasters said Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service, the advisory will remain in effect until 9 a.m. this morning.

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Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has also issued a cold weather alert due to low temperatures expected in Pomona Valley, the Los Angeles County mountain areas and the Antelope Valley area.

“Children, the elderly and people with disabilities or special medical needs are especially vulnerable during such cold snaps,” said Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, Los Angeles County Interim Health Officer. “Extra precaution should be taken to ensure they don’t get too cold when they are outside.”

Health officials advised the public to adhere to the following precautions during cold temperatures:

— If you plan to be outdoors, plan to dress in warm clothing and protect extremities by wearing a hat, scarf, gloves and socks.

— Offer to help those in your neighborhood who have limited access to heat. They should be checked on frequently.

— Visit indoor public facilities such as shopping malls, libraries or senior centers if you do not have a heater in your home.

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— Do not leave pets outside overnight. Plants should also be brought indoors.

— Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home to reduce the risk of poisoning.

— Never use appliances such as stoves, barbeques and ovens in place of approved heaters.

— If you use an outdoor generator, place it at least 10 feet away from all doors and windows to exhaust gases entering the home.

“There are places where people can go to stay warm such as shelters or other public facilities,” added Gunzenhauser. “We also want to remind people [about] the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.”

A Winter Shelter Program is available for seniors and those looking for a place to stay warm. For more information, call the L.A. County Information line at 211, or click here.

Meteorologists said temperatures are expected to climb to the low 70s by this afternoon under sunny skies.

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