Spring ahead this weekend!

Mar 10, 2021 | Around Ottawa County, Featured | 0 comments

The sun is starting to rise earlier every day and we’ll all spring forward for Daylight Saving Time — and lose an hour of sleep — this Sunday, March 14. Unless we forget, and are late for church on Sunday morning, most will turn all of their clocks one hour forward before going to bed on Saturday evening.

Daylight Saving starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday. That means sunrise and sunset will arrive one hour later. Some of us will go to work in the darkness for a while, but enjoy more daylight in the evening.

It will all end Nov. 7, when we “fall back,” gaining an hour.

Congress passed the Uniform Time Act in 1966 to save energy, prevent traffic injuries and reduces crime, said the experts at ODOT. It’s also a great reminder for families to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as toss expired medicines, flip the mattresses, and change the filters in the furnace, fridge, vacuum and humidifier.

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