Extreme cold warning in effect heading into the weekend

Area residents might want to bundle up heading into the weekend as Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning.

Temperatures are expected to plummet to -30 with wind chill Friday (Feb. 4) into Saturday.

“Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter. Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant,” the warning reads.

“Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill. If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.”

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