University of Iowa remains open despite cold

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

University of Iowa students were in class Monday despite the frigid temperatures.

A wind chill warning remains in effect in Johnson County until Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. 35 mile an hour wind gusts are forecast, with wind chills dropping as low as 41 below by Monday night.

University spokesman Tom Moore said “classes will be held as scheduled” in an email early Monday morning.

“Whenever possible, the University continues to function during inclement weather. Regularly scheduled classes meet to the extent that students and faculty are able to travel to campus and attend classes. Individuals should use good judgment and avoid serious risks in traveling to campus or in attending classes,” the University states as their severe weather policy outlined on their website.

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