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Schools begin to announce closures ahead of cold temperatures

Schools begin to announce closures ahead of cold temperatures

With forecasters calling for wind chills to hit -35 over the next day, school superintendents in the area spent the first part of Monday trying to figure out what to do Tuesday.

Newfield Superintendent Cheryl Thomas tells WHCU the concern is kids being out in the cold too long.

By early Monday afternoon, Newfield and Trumansburg had already announced that they would not open on Tuesday. Shortly after, Lansing and Dryden schools announced they would close Tuesday as well.

“This doesn’t happen very often,” Thomas said, “where the temperatures get this far below zero, but we are worried about students standing outside waiting for buses or walking to school.”

School was cancelled for all students in the state of Minnesota because of frigid temperatures.

Updated closings and cancellations are listed on our website, and tune in to the Morning Newswatch with Lee Rayburn and Greg Fry, beginning at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, for a full rundown of school closings.

 

 

 

 

 

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