Chicagoans brace for bitter cold and snow in 2014

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The start of 2014 seems like it will be a snowy one for the Chicago area

The WGN Weather Center is predicting up to 6″ of snow by Thursday evening. Less than an inch of snow is expected Monday night, and as much as 5″ of snow could fall between Tuesday and Thursday.

City and county officials are also warning Chicago residents to stay out of the cold to minimize any risk of injury.

Single digit temperatures and below are expected through New Year’s Day with wind gusts of up to 35 mph.

Officials suggest:

  • Covering all exposed skin when traveling outside
  • Keeping an emergency car kit handy, stocked with cables and blankets
  • Checking carbon monoxide detectors to prevent leaks from a faulty heater

The Garfield Community Service Center at 10 S. Kedzie is will be open 24 hours as a warming center and to connect people to emergency shelters.

For the latest weather updates, check out our Chicago Weather Center blog.

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