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Dangerous cold envelops Wisconsin

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:31:31 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 22 2013 08:57:35 AM CST
MILWAUKEE -

A number of rural school districts in southern Wisconsin open late on Tuesday morning as sub-zero temperatures grip the Midwest.

Police officers in Milwaukee checked under freeway overpasses and other spots to find the homeless and urge them to get out of the dangerous cold and stay at a shelter.

The United Way of Greater Milwaukee has donated $50,000 to help crowded homeless shelters open overflow centers.

To the north in Superior, temperatures dropped to 20 and 30 degrees below zero Tuesday. The wind made those temperatures feel even colder.

Ashland, Bayfield, Hurley, Washburn and Superior are among school districts telling students to stay home Tuesday. Forecasters say with wind chills of minus 20 and below, exposed skin can freeze within a minute.

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