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Despite Weather, Classes Resume Today for Wichita Public Schools

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.

When she's not out making lattes in her mobile coffee bus Sunflower Espresso, Kate Hutchens is a fill-in host for KMUW. She has worked in broadcast journalism at KFDI, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and at KMUW as Morning Edition host, which she did until March 2017.