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Bitter temps close Cincinnati schools

Isolated streets during arctic temps
Isolated streets during arctic temps
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

In another vicious round of arctic weather, Cincinnati schools announced closings and delays on Monday evening in anticipation of Tuesday, January 28. Dangerous temperatures are among the National Weather Service’s predictions. Tuesday morning’s forecast includes a wind chill of minus 10 to minus 20 degrees with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect for Hamilton County. The potential for frostbite and hypothermia have prompted concerns for maintaining student safety.
Anticipating these brutal temperatures, school officials announced closings and delays on Monday to take effect for Tuesday, January 28. Cincinnati Christian University announced a delay for its main campus until noon while Xavier University cancelled classes until 10:00 am. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College cancelled all activities and classes for Tuesday, January 28. The University of Cincinnati announced a delay but later changed it to a cancellation.

Many Cincinnati K-12 schools decided in advance to cancel classes on January 28. Princeton, Lakota, Sycamore and Lockland announced on their websites Monday evening that school would not be in session. Mariemont Schools announced a 90-minute delay.

Goshen announced the cancellation of Tuesday’s classes with a “Blizzard Bag” take-home assignment posted online for students to complete. Reading Schools announced that classes for January 28 would be cancelled and that teachers would be developing Blizzard Bags, but links to these assignments were not posted on their home page as of this release.