District 205 Considers School Closing Due to Brutal Weather

Parents will be notified "as soon as possible."

The National Weather Service has issued another update that includes two weather alerts for the Chicago area:  

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 3 a.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday. Snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches is likely across much of the area, with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour possible.

"Accumulating snow will make roads snow-covered and slippery beginning pre-dawn and continuing through Sunday morning," according to the advisory. "Gusty winds Sunday afternoon and Sunday night will cause significant blowing and drifting of snow which, along with a periods of snow showers Sunday evening, may lead to near blizzard conditions at time Sunday night."

A wind chill warning is in effect from 3 a.m. Monday to 9 a.m. Wednesday. Wind chill values will reach 35 to 45 below zero, and can lead to frostbite and hypothermia.

Elmhurst Unit District 205 Superintendent David Pruneau issued the following statement to parents Friday evening:

"At these temperatures, there is a real  possibility of canceling school for one or more days, as we did two weeks ago. We will be monitoring the forecast carefully over the weekend and will notify you as early as possible if the weather necessitates school closing. If that happens, all before and after school activities will also be canceled."

Joe O'Malley January 26, 2014 at 07:31 PM
Karen Chadra (Editor) January 26, 2014 at 09:56 PM
Yep: http://elmhurst.patch.com/groups/schools/p/elmhurst-schools-close-monday-as-coldest-air-of-the-winter-arrives


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