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Extreme cold warning affecting some schools

Last Updated Feb 4, 2019 at 7:45 am MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Bundle up as we are expecting wind chills of around minus 40 throughout most of Monday.

Bad news for kids though who thought it would be a snow day, Calgary public and Catholic schools and Providence Schools are open.

However, Cremona School will be closed Monday due to a water main break in the town of Cremona, and Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School will be closed on Monday, due to extremely cold temperatures and poor road conditions. And how will your child get to school? Here’s more about First Student buses and Southland Transportation buses.

Foothills Academy is also closed as a result of the weather.

Other closures around Calgary Monday are the Winsport ski hill, and you won’t be able to walk with penguins at the Calgary Zoo.

A Calgarian from the Northwest Territories says when we went through a warmer dry spell earlier in the winter he was missing home.

“But now it’s snowing and now I’m happy,” he said.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Ron Mark says he doesn’t expect the bitter temperatures to stay with us past Tuesday with a high of minus 10 by Wednesday.

“By then we’re looking at daytime highs from Tuesday into next weekend through the teens, but overnight lows could still be quite cold,” he said.

In the meantime, we’re advised to stay inside as much as possible as skin can freeze in just a few short minutes at these temperatures.