Dangerously Low Wind Chills Prompt Closures and Delays for Area Schools


Dangerously cold temperatures have prompted many closures, especially for area schools.

Schools in Kearney and Hastings have all closed their doors for students due to subzero conditions, as wind chills dip down to around -30 degrees.

And while most of Grand Island has shut down for the day, Grand Island Northwest had students back in school.

Superintendent Matt Fischer says they stayed open because of transportation reasons.

"Unlike most schools, we have almost no students who walk to school. Almost all of our students are either going to be on a bus or their going to be delivered to the school by their parents," he explained.

Holdrege and McCook also elected to hold classes as normal today.

However, many other schools that did open their doors Monday opted for a late start.