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Several St. Clair County school districts to remain closed Thursday

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The colder the temperatures or the stronger the wind, the faster frostbite will occur. Dress properly for the cold. If you feel pain or numbness, find warm shelter. If symptoms persist seek medical attention.

School districts in St. Clair County announced they would remained closed on Thursday due to the weather.

The following school districts announced canceled classes:

Belleville Township High School District 201

Freeburg 77

Freeburg 70

Smithton 130

St. Libory 30

Dupo 196

Signal Hill School District 181

▪ Columbia CUSD 4

▪ Chester CUD139

▪ Harmony 175

▪ OTHS District 203

Schools had closed on Wednesday due to a Wind Chill Advisory issued by the National Weather Service.

St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency enacted its Emergency Operations Plan, as Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation ahead of the forecast and called the weather “potentially historic,” according to an AP report.

See KSDK 5 for a complete list of school closings.

Temperatures are supposed to reach 30 degrees Thursday, the NWS forecast stated.

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