Southern Manitoba plunges into deep freeze
Manitoba’s been blanketed by bitter January temperatures, forcing school closures to sweep the province.
Buses are not running in the Lord Selkirk School Division and classes are cancelled for all students, however all LSSD staff are expected to be at work.
Pine Creek School Division and Rolling River School Division have announced school cancellations.
Brandon School Division buses will not be operating outside the City of Brandon, however they’ll be running inside the city.
The extreme cold weather isn’t expected to be over after Tuesday, according to Global News Weather Specialist, Mike Koncan.
The forecast this week includes most nights with temperatures falling below -30 C, wind chill values in the -40s and even -50s, and daytime highs near -30 C.
The highest wind chill values recorded in Winnipeg show -57 on Feb Feb. 1, 1996 and -56 on Jan. 28, 1966.
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