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Extreme cold slams Midwest

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 00:48

Jan. 27 - Subzero temperatures blanket the Midwest, closing schools and shutting down highways due to low visibility. Linda So reports.

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The Midwest is in a deep freeze. Strong winds and subzero temperatures have set in from the Dakotas to Kentucky. In Fargo, portions of a major highway were shutdown due to low visibility. Dangerous conditions on the road led to numerous accidents. The arctic chill forced most schools in Minnesota to cancel classes on Monday. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, SAYING: "We have not had to close in previous winters. This is our 4th day to close this January." Wind chills are expected to dip as low as 50 degrees below zero in Minnesota. When it's that cold, it only takes a matter of minutes for skin to freeze. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED PARENT, SAYING: "It's been a weird winter. I'd rather just keep him at home if there's any doubt." SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED PARENT, SAYING: "Being a working parent, I will be staying home with the kids." The extreme cold is now headed for the East coast.

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Extreme cold slams Midwest

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 00:48