WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: More cold weather on the way could force schools to cancel
Another round of frigid cold temperatures is forcing several school districts to plan for the possibility of canceling classes on Monday.
The National Weather Service in Sullivan is predicting a series of arctic fronts over the weekend, including Sunday night into Monday. A spokesperson for the service says wind chills could dip between 20 to 40 degrees below zero in some locations, which is cold enough to cause frost bite on exposed skin within 20 minutes or less. In addition to the schools, the Department of Natural Resources has already cancelled several events across the state, which can be viewed on their website at www.dnr.wi.gov.
___________________ The flu bug is rapidly spreading across the state, prompting state health officials to remind Wisconsinites about preventative spread measures. According to a weekly influenza report from the CDC, the illness is widespread across the state, mainly the common A and B strands causing the bulk of the illnesses. Health officials say it’s important to keep your hands away from your eyes or nose, while keeping them washed or sanitized. If you have the flu, cover your face when coughing or sneezing and properly wash or sanitize hands. Better yet, health officials suggest staying home to prevent spreading the flu. If you have not received a flu shot, a CDC spokesperson says it’s not too late to get one.