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Arctic Blast: Owensboro wakes up to frigid temperatures

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Residents in Western Kentucky are waking up to that arctic blast that the Tri-State experienced overnight.

Here's some important information to keep in mind as you start planning your day and getting the kids ready for school.

14 News spoke with both Daviess County Public Schools and Owensboro Public Schools, and all buses will be running on their normal schedules.

Because both districts adhere to strict bus pick-up times, there shouldn't be any issues with students waiting longer outside for their rides.

If you have a child in any of the Owensboro Public Schools that need to be dropped off early, administrators will make sure that the doors are unlocked, so students have a warm place to wait or eat breakfast like they do every day.

Right now, there aren't any warming shelters set up, but if you lose heat for any reason, the Red Cross will open its doors today.

That number is 270-683-2438.

If you have any other weather-related concerns, you can call the Emergency Management Agency at 270-685-8448.

It's also important to remember to dress in layers today, especially if you're going to be outside for an extended period of time.

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