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Schools Delay, Close Amid Extreme Cold, Wind Chill

The Framingham School District in Massachusetts is among the districts with a two-hour delay

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    Some schools in New England are closed or delayed Friday morning as extreme cold passes through the region. (Published Friday, Dec. 16, 2016)

    Some schools in New England are closed or delayed Friday morning as extreme cold passes through the region. 

    The Framingham School District in Massachusetts is among the districts with a two-hour delay. 

    Some school districts, such as Boston, are continuing with normal schedules.

    The wind and negative wind chill just too dangerous to be outside in and many schools in the region want to avoid putting kids in the elements. 

    The hope here is by waiting the two hours they can get the buses running and temperatures outside will rise a bit. 

    There are over 6,000 students who ride on Framingham Public School buses with the first bus stop at 6:30 a.m. Kids should arrive two hours later to bus stop. 

    The National Weather Service has some tips to dress your kids if they're waiting at the bus stop. 

    Wear layers of loose fitting, light weight, warm clothing. Make sure jackets have hoods and are water repellant. 

    Make sure to wear a hat, as 40 percent of body heat is lost from the head. 

    Mouths should be covered to protect lungs from the extreme cold. 

    Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves. 

    Click here for a full list of school delays and cancellations.

    Click here for the weather radar.

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