CHICAGO (CBS) – With the Chicago area stuck in a deep freeze through Tuesday, virtually all local schools have canceled classes for Monday, and local officials were advising residents to stay inside as much as possible, as temperatures are expected to remain below zero until Tuesday night.
Shortly before 8 a.m. Monday the temperature at O’Hare International Airport was 16 below zero, which set a record for Jan. 6. The previous record was 14 below zero, set in 1988.
“It is important to keep in mind – with the frigid temperatures, blowing winds, snow accumulation – that everyday activities may not be feasible. If you can stay indoors, please do so,” Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications director Gary Schenkel said Sunday.