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Cold prompts shutdown of local government Tuesday

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Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said City-County government will be closed Tuesday due to the forecast of “dangerously cold temperatures.”

He also imposed a two-hour delay for local government on Wednesday.

The closings do not apply to essential personnel, Ballard said in a prepared statement issued Monday afternoon.

Marion County Superior and Circuit courts also will close on Tuesday, Circuit Court Judge Louis Rosenberg ordered.

“It is just not safe for our employees or people needing to do business with our offices to have to wait for a bus or walk blocks to this building from a parking lot,” Ballard said in a prepared statement.  “I encourage people to prepare for the extreme temperatures, and local organizations to take appropriate steps on Tuesday and Wednesday morning to minimize the time people may be exposed to the elements.”

A wind-chill warning went into effect in central Indiana at noon Monday and will last until Wednesday at noon. Temperatures are expected to fall to 15-below overnight with wind-chills as cold as 40-below. Tuesday’s temperature isn’t expected to rise above 4 degrees.   

The city said shelter space is available for people who lose power or heat due to weather. Those needed shelter should contact 2-1-1 or the police non-emergency number at (317) 327-3811.

Ballard is maintaining Marion County’s travel status at orange level, meaning motorists should only drive if necessary, and have an emergency kit in their cars in case they become stranded.

The Department of Public Works has suspended trash pickup through Wednesday.

IndyGo plans to run its normal schedule on Tuesday.
 

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  • Schools closed?
    Just cold in the Northstar state (no snow)but Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools were closed today and are closing again tomorrow. Our Brethren to the North are a hardy bunch, but even they know the limits of -20 and -40 windchill.
  • Soft
    We have all gotten soft. There is no other way to put it. People in Minnesota would laugh at us as this is normal winter weather for them. You think the city of Minneapolis shuts down when it is 15 below? I doubt it. Ok, yes its cold and yes this is the most brutal winter we have had in years. Takes me back to the several winters in a row back in the late 70s and early 80s...but schools and cities have gotten way too soft when it comes to this. I hope the kids enjoy going to school in mid June yet because that is where we are headed and is learning really at a premium in June? Nope. Soft I say.. SOFT
  • Disagree
    -17 (-35 windschill) is not "normal winter" It is EXTREMELY dangerous to be outside. What is absurd is to think a few hours at a work is more important that a persons health and safety! The Mayor has done a VERY smart thing putting the health and safety of the employees he can control first. (BTW snow plow drivers are essential workers, so they would be expected if needed)
  • It's called winter
    Really. We are closed for "too cold"? Will we be closed for "too hot" this July? It's not an emergency, it's January.
  • Mayor Moron Marine
    If it was snowing he would give the snow plow drivers the day off!! Is he paying the hourly workers? My trash is getting pretty smelly. I guess I will drop it off on Alabama and Market Street.
  • Worst mayor ever?
    This has grown to the point of absurdity. TWO HOUR DELAY!!! CANCEL WORK!!! STAY OFF THE ROADS!!! The weather really isn't that bad for people with half a brain who know not to stand outside shirtless. More government vacations.

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