Chilly morning for Ohioans as temperatures plummet

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dangerous wind chills were expected to greet Ohioans as the state gets slapped with another blast of Artic air.

The National Weather Service has placed most of Ohio under a wind chill warning until Wednesday. Forecasters predicted wind chill readings of 20 to 30 below in Cleveland, Toledo and Columbus. Sub-zero wind chills were expected elsewhere.

The temperature dip forced Cleveland's zoo to close to the public. And nonessential Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County government workers were told to stay home.

The weather gave students from pre-kindergarten to college a break. Columbus schools were among those closed. Ohio State University canceled its classes, as did the University of Akron, Youngstown State University and Ohio University.

Ohio's top utility regulator urged residents to diminish natural gas and electricity use because of expected demand.

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