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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.