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Schools post early delays as forecast calls for sub-zero wind-chill factor

Patrick Varine
| Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, 10:33 p.m.
Helena Materna of Greensburg brushes snow from her vehicle before venturing out Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, along Park Street near downtown Greensburg. Frigid weather will continue on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.
Shane Dunlap | Tribune-Review
Helena Materna of Greensburg brushes snow from her vehicle before venturing out Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, along Park Street near downtown Greensburg. Frigid weather will continue on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.

With temperatures forecast in the low single digits for Wednesday morning, and wind-chill temperatures set to dip below zero, more than 150 area schools and organizations have already called for delays and closings.

Check with Trib news partner WPXI-TV for a running list of delays and closures throughout the region.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind-chill advisory through noon Wednesday for all of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

The wind-chill factor is expected to reach 15 degrees below zero, which can cause frostbite symptoms to appear within 30 minutes on exposed skin, according to the NWS advisory.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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