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Wintry weather closes schools close across W.Va.

January 6, 2014
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public schools across West Virginia are closed Monday because of wintry weather.

The Department of Education's website shows all 55 county school systems have cancelled classes.

The National Weather Service has issued for wind chill warnings for most of the state, effective Monday evening. Some areas could see wind chills of minus 30 degrees or lower Monday night.

Major John Blevins with the Salvation Army in Wheeling says the organization opened a warming shelter last week when temperatures dropped. It's a place for the homeless to warm up during the day.

The Jefferson County Health Department opened a warming center on Monday in Charles Town.

The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center is offering to shelter homeless veterans.



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