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February 23, 2019

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Classes and all events canceled at Bluffton University

"We will monitor the weather conditions and will make a determination about Thursday classes on Wednesday evening"

Bluffton University canceled all classes and all event for Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to its Facebook.

The announcement included:

With safety being a priority, all Bluffton University events (classes, all practices and athletics events) are canceled for Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Marbeck Center and The Commons will be open during regular hours for food service. All other buildings, including the Library, Sommer Center and the LRC will be closed. Students are advised to stay in their residence halls for their safety.

Blufton school cancelled on Wednesday

Bluffton schools are cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to Greg Denecker, superintendent. The announcement was made on Ohio Alerts at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

7-day temperature look-back

A high of 46 last Wednesday and a low of -1 the day before. Here's the previous seven day weather highs and lows from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Get ready for: One of the coldest "arctic air intrusions" in recent memory

Batch of arctic air is displaced and hovers over the Great Lakes

A wind chill warning remains in effect from today (Jan. 29) until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. Dangerously cold wind chills are expected for all of northwest Ohio. Wind chills as low as 45 below zero expected.

The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in less than 10 minutes.

Red Cross provides suggestions to keep pipes from freezing

The Village of Bluffton provides the Icon with the following information from the American Red Cross concerning potential frozen pipes.

Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.

No trash, recycling pickup on Wednesday

Republic Services will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 30, due to the extreme cold. The commercial and residential, trash and recycling pick-up scheduled for Wednesday Jan. 30 will be postponed until Thursday, Jan. 31.