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Bone-chilling temperatures prompt delays, closings

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Extremely cold temperatures have set in around the state and will remain through Friday morning.

Temperatures will only get up to 5 degrees on Thursday, with wind chills reaching far into negative degrees.

The cold prompted hundreds of schools and businesses to either close or run on a delay. Indianapolis Public Schools said they would operate on a two-hour delay Thursday. Trash collection in Indianapolis was canceled for Thursday because of the extreme cold. Nearby Lawrence did not cancel trash service.

In Muncie, fire stations and city hall will operate as emergency warming shelters for anyone who needs them.

Frost bite can quickly set in with temperatures like these. Anyone spending time outside should cover all skin and dress in layers.

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According to Storm Team 8, a wind chill advisory is posted for much of central Indiana until 11 a.m. Friday.

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