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Cold Weather Will Close Buffalo Grove Area Schools, Businesses Jan. 6

Some schools, as well as local businesses, will be closed Jan. 6 due to extremely cold temperatures.

Buffalo Grove schools and other organizations will be closed Monday as the area braces for what is expected to be the coldest weather in nearly 20 years.

By early afternoon Sunday, all local schools had canceled school for Monday, which was scheduled to be the first day of class after winter break.

Indian Trails and Vernon Area public libraries also announced they will be closed Monday. The Buffalo Grove Park District has canceled its preschool, dance and Discovery Kids programs.

Some businesses, including Buffalo Grove's Deerfield's Bakery, will close early.

The temperature is expected to get as low as 19 degrees below zero in Buffalo Grove Sunday night, with windchill readings as low as -45, according to the National Weather Service.

On Monday, highs of -11 to -15 are predicted, with windchill readings as low as -50. 

Here's a look at the organizations that have announced schedule changes due to the weather.

Do you know of other closings in our area? Tell us in the comment section below.

School District 21
Schools will be closed.

School District 96
Schools will be closed.

School District 102
Schools will be closed.

School District 103
Schools will be closed.

St. Mary
School will be closed.

School District 125 (Stevenson)

School will be closed. From the school's Facebook page: "Stevenson High School will be closed Monday, January 6 due to extreme weather conditions. All classes and after-school activities are cancelled. Classes are scheduled to resume at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, January 7. The second-day-of-the-week schedule will be followed on Wednesday, January 8."

School District 214 (Buffalo Grove and Wheeling)

Schools will be closed. There will be no after-school activities.

Deerfields Bakery

All locations will close at 10 a.m., according to the business's Facebook page, and all customers will get a free 12-ounce coffee or hot chocolate.

Related: Is Cold Weather a Poor Excuse to Cancel Classes?

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sheila January 05, 2014 at 02:21 PM
St. Mary has just announced the closing for tomorrow, too. Stay safe everyone.
Vernon Area Library January 05, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Vernon Area Public Library will be closed as well.
Vernon Area Library January 05, 2014 at 04:07 PM
Indian Trails Library just announced they will be closed, too.
Dane Bragg January 05, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Due to the major winter storm hitting the area, Waste Management will delay Monday residential pick up across the area for one day. Waste Management crews will operate this week on a holiday schedule. All Monday routes will be collected Tuesday. All Tuesday routes will be collected Wednesday and so on. As driving is not recommended, this move will allow plows to safely remove the snow and keep the roads clear for emergency vehicles.

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