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Brutally cold temperatures hit the metro-east to start the work week

The dangers of wind chill and frostbite awareness tips

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.
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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.

It was a brutally cold start to the work week in the metro-east as residents woke up to temperatures in the single digits with wind chills dipping below zero.

The cold temperatures forced Cahokia School District 187 to cancel school Monday.

The good news it that temperatures are expected to rise into the high 20s by Tuesday and by Thursday temperatures will be back in the mid 40s. There is a chance for more snow on Thursday, too.

Carolyn P. Smith has worked for the Belleville News-Democrat for 18 years and currently covers breaking news in the Metro-East. She graduated from the Journalism School at the University of Missouri at Columbia and says news is in her DNA.
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