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End of extreme cold is on the horizon

Last Updated Jan 15, 2020 at 8:02 am MST

Fog hovers over the Bow River in Calgary as windchills reached minus 40 on Jan 13, 2020 (CREDIT: @GeoKs, Twitter)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The cold freeze continues in Calgary but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Wind chills in Calgary and surrounding areas reached minus 40 and below Wednesday, forcing many schools to shut down.

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While Albertans endure the cold, EMS spokesperson Stuart Brideaux says if you dress for the weather, you should be okay.

“If you’re appropriately dressed and you do have a warm environment that you know you’re able to move to if it becomes a concern, you can stay out as tolerated.”

Brideaux also wants to erase a misconception saying some people believe they don’t need to dress warm because they will be in a car or truck.

“If they end up in a motor vehicle collision or suffering some sort of mechanical concern, that heat is no longer an option.”

There is good news on the horizon as Environment Canada is expecting a nearly 40-degree swing in temperatures from now until next Monday.

The high for Jan. 20 could reach 10 degrees.