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Some Missouri Schools Call Off Classes Due to Bitter Cold

Jan 29, 2019

Some Missouri schools are calling off classes for Wednesday because of plummeting temperatures.

The extreme cold and record-breaking temperatures are crawling into a swath of states spanning from North Dakota to Missouri and into Ohio after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region earlier this week. Much of Missouri is under a wind chill warning or advisory, with wind chills expected to drop as low as minus 30 degrees (-22 Celsius) Wednesday. The National Weather Service says the cold could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Schools calling off classes include Columbia, Cole County County R-V and Boonville R-I.

Pets also are at risk. KRCG-TV reports that animal control officers in Jefferson City will be conducting increased patrols looking for pets left outside in the cold.