Environment Canada says Red Deer will reach a high of -26 C. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Extreme cold warning continues Friday

-26 C high for Red Deer

An extreme cold warning remains in effective for central Alberta, and some rural school buses will not operate Friday.

Environment Canada says in Red Deer the wind chill will reach -42 C with northwest winds of 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h. The forecasted high is -26 C.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures, or wind chill, creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

People should watch for cold-related symptoms that include shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes. Frost bite can occur in minutes.

If it’s too cold for humans to stay outside, it’s too cold for pets to be outside.

School bus cancellations include Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools buses serving Rocky Mountain House. Affected routes numbers are S-56, S-57 & S-58. Schools affected are St. Matthew Catholic School and St Dominic Catholic High School, but the schools are open.

All Wild Rose School Division buses will not run, but schools are open.

All buses for Clearview Public Schools are not running, but schools are expected to be open. If schools are not operating, the superintendent or an official will make an announcement.

For information on Wolf Creek Public Schools and Chinook’s Edge School Division, check with those school jurisdictions.

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