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Many schools will be closed on Tuesday due to extreme cold


KALAMAZOO  (WKZO) -- The snowfall is winding down but so is the temperature, and predictions of wind-chill factors as low as 20 to 30 below Tuesday morning has already prompted many school districts in West Michigan to cancel classes for a second day.

Most of the major ones, Kalamazoo, Portage, Battle Creek, Holland and Grand Rapids say it’s just too cold to expect kids to have to walk to school or wait for buses.

Local officials say they have seen years when there was deep snow, but it’s the combination of the wind, the snow and the extreme cold temperatures that have made the past few days memorable.

Some school districts are beginning to run out of snow days, but they say child-safety is their primary concern.

Check our cancellations tab for a complete list of school and other closings.