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BLACK ICE, BUS SERVICE, AND BITTER COLD…OH MY!

BLACK ICE, BUS SERVICE, AND BITTER COLD…OH MY!

Eau Claire roads continue to have slippery spots several days after a snowstorm moved through the area.  The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has issued a warning saying the dangerous cold in the state can enhance conditions for black ice.  Street crews have been laying sand to help commuters gain traction. 

Eau Claire public transit is stopping routes early in the evening.  Buses ran from 5:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. yesterday, with the same schedule continuing today.  The schedule is expected to run slightly behind today because of equipment malfunctions. 

Health officials in Eau Claire say people are well prepared for the cold, with no cases of frostbite or hypothermia.  Officials from Marshfield and HSHS say closing schools was a good move that protected people.  Doctors warn that at current area wind chills, frostbite can set in within five minutes, with hypothermia following shortly afterward. 

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