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Gov. Tony Evers issues another State of Emergency for extreme winter weather

Posted at 5:19 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 22:48:18-05

After issuing a State of Emergency earlier this week for a winter storm, Gov. Tony Evers has now issued another State of Emergency for Jan. 30 for the extreme cold on Tuesday.

"It's critically important that we're ensuring the people of Wisconsin and our public employees are safe in these dangerous weather conditions," said Evers in a news release. "I am urging people to prepare for this severe weather and to exercise caution when traveling or going outdoors."

Wind chills will drop into to as low as -60 degrees between Tuesday night and Thursday.

The governor's actions close state government offices excluding emergency services and public health and safety services. It also directs al state agencies utilize to use all available means to ensure employee safety including alternative work options.

The Wisconsin State Capitol will remain open to the public during the State of Emergency.