Frigid weather keeps its grip on Colorado |

Frigid weather keeps its grip on Colorado

DENVER (AP) – A blast of Arctic air is keeping the temperature below zero in much of Colorado.

The temperature at Denver International Airport just before dawn Tuesday was 13 degrees below zero. With the wind chill, it felt more like minus 35.

The high in the city was barely expected to reach 0. Limon, on the eastern plains, reported a wind chill index of minus 43.

Aspen, meanwhile, was expected to be a bit warmer with a high of 5.

The frigid weather, part of a system affecting a large swath of the central U.S., has prompted several school districts to call off classes and delayed the opening of state offices. Some homeless shelters in Denver planned to remain open during the day.

The frigid weather is expected to continue through Wednesday morning.

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