Flights Cancelled, Schools Closed Monday As Chicago Windchill Plummets

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On the heels of Metra warning of a rough Monday commute due to wind chills that are expected to dip to as low as 40 degrees below zero, Chicago Public Schools announced Sunday afternoon it was cancelling classes the following day.

CPS said as for this round of closures, it anticipates classes will resume as normal Tuesday.

CPS confirmed by noon Sunday all schools would be closed Jan. 27 “due to extreme cold and high temperatures that have been forecast.” A message posted to the districts Facebook account noted officials determined it would be “dangerously cold for children to be traveling to and from school in the forecasted subzero temperatures and high winds.”

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