Despite Weather, Classes Resume Today for Wichita Public Schools

Jan 6, 2014

Credit Wichita Public Schools

Despite the wind chill advisory in affect for the Wichita area today and unseasonably low temperatures, classes for Wichita Public Schools are still set to resume today (Jan 6.)

USD 259 officials are asking students to bundle up extra warmly, and asking parents to expect delays on school bus routes throughout the day.

Today's wind chill advisory remains in effect until noon for Sedgwick, Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Chase, Reno, Harvey, Butler, Greenwood, Woodson, Allen, Kingman, Harper, Sumner, Cowley, Elk, Wilson, Neosho, Chautauqua, Montgomery, and Labette counties.

Wind chill values of 15- to 25-degrees below zero are expected this morning. There's a risk of hypothermia and frostbite for people who do not take precautions to stay warm.