Ronald Hagen, a crossing guard in Wisconsin Rapids, is bundled up Monday to protect himself from the cold morning.
A blast of freezing cold air combined with winds plunged temperatures in central Wisconsin well below zero Tuesday, forcing many schools in north central Wisconsin to close.
D.C. Everest, Marathon, Mosinee and Wausau schools all were closed Tuesday, which left some local students wondering, "why not us?"
"There aren't any hard and fast rules, but we certainly have to consider what the current and future weather conditions will be," said Peg Geegan, superintendent of the Marshfield School District. "Usually by 5:30 a.m., we will be able to make a determination of whether we should call ...