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(NEW YORK) — Schools in a number of major cities around the country will be closed on Thursday due to the expected frigid temperatures.

On Wednesday night, announcements were made regarding the closure of schools in Boston, Chicago and Cleveland.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced that Boston Public Schools would be closed “out of an abundance of caution.” Walsh noted that windchill temperatures could fall below negative 20 degrees during the normal morning bus pickup time. “It is not worth the risk to our children and families,” he added.

Chicago Public Schools cancelled classes for Thursday as well. The decision was made “due to extreme temperatures and winds in the area, which could present hazardous conditions for children traveling to and from school.”

Finally, the Cleveland Metro School District announced Wednesday night that its schools would be closed Thursday. Administrative offices for the district are, however, expected to be open.

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