Freezing Weather Grips Northeast, Prompting Some School Closures

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New York, Massachusetts and parts of Vermont had below-zero winds on Tuesday; Boston Public School closed for the day

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According to the National Weather Service, Boston public schools were closed on Tuesday as winds below -11 were blowing through the city.

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Worcester, Mass., public schools also canceled in-person classes.

“Covid rules state that school bus windows should be left open which will increase the chances of frostbite,” Worcester Schools said on Twitter, The school district said Increase in Kovid-19 cases among transport workers Due to this the buses would run late by half an hour.

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Burlington, VT. The temperature was close to 2 degrees and the wind chill was as low as -25.

New York City experienced high and low 20s in the teens on Tuesday morning, with wind gusts below zero in some places, according to the National Weather Service.

Officials warned that frostbite could happen quickly and it was imperative to ensure skin protection. The National Weather Service in New York said pipes could quickly freeze or burst.

The city’s fire department—days after 17 people died in an apartment fire caused by space heaters—urged residents to take precautions when using space heaters such as not using extension cords and ensure Make sure the heater is at least 3 feet away from the bed and furniture. ,

Temperatures are likely to rise across the region on Wednesday, but thunderstorm conditions are expected to persist. In New York, high temperatures are expected to be near 40 degrees with wind gusts between 10 and 20 degrees on Wednesday. High temperatures in Boston are also expected to hover around 39 degrees, but the gust of wind is below zero.

Write to Omar Abdel-Baqui at [email protected]

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