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Cold temperatures across Mid-Missouri as you head out the door

There are bitterly cold temperatures across Mid-Missouri with temperatures in the low 20s and wind chills 0 to -15 degrees.

Residents heading out the door this morning will want to make sure to bundle up to avoid dangerous conditions in these temperatures.

It only takes a few minutes for your skin to be susceptible to frostbite.

Dehydration, numbness, and hypothermia are issues in this cold weather as well.

Plan extra time to scrape the ice off your windshield.

The city also has several spots where anyone can go during the day to get out of the freezing temperatures. Those include:

ARC (Activity and Recreation Center) at 1707 West Ash Street – (573) 874-7700

Armory Sports and Community Center at 701 East Ash Street – (573) 874-7466

Boone County Government Center at 801 East Walnut – (573) 886-4305

Columbia/Boone County Health Department at 1005 West Worley – (573) 874-7488

Columbia Public Library at 100 West Broadway – (573)443-3161

Salvation Army at 1108 West Ash Street – (573) 442-3229

Salvation Army Harbor House at 602 North Ann – (573) 442-1984

St. Francis House at 901 Rangeline – (573) 875-4913

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