U of M, school districts cancel classes due to cold

MINNEAPOLIS - A number of metro area schools along with the University of Minnesota will cancel classes Monday because of dangerous weather.

The Anoka-Hennepin School District along the Minneapolis and St. Paul School Districts announced they will be closing schools and cancelling activities on Monday due to frigid temperatures and cold wind chills.

In a statement released Sunday, the Anoka-Hennepin District said they based their decision on a Weather Service announcement that said, "exposed skin may freeze in as little as five to 10 minutes ... The combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken."

The district says it will continue to monitor the weather before making a decision about cancellations on Tuesday.

Mounds View, Apple Valley and Eagan schools have also cancelled classes on Monday. Click here for a list of closings and delays.

The U of M is canceling day and evening classes. The campus will remain open for all other business.

Blowing snow and blizzard-like conditions will continue through midnight Sunday. A Blizzard Warning remains in effect from the west-metro through central, western, and south-central Minnesota.


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