Feb. 5, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Due to weather conditions, the campus will have a delayed start of 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, Feb. 5).
Campus dining services, however, will open for breakfast this morning as usual.
A wind chill advisory has been issued for tonight.
Extreme cold is dangerous for any exposed skin. Frostbite can occur on unprotected skin in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. The risk of hypothermia is high if proper precautions are not taken.
According to the Mayo Clinic, frostbite typically affects smaller, more exposed areas of the body, such as your fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. Because of area numbness, you may not realize you have frostbite until someone else points it out. Signs and symptoms of frostbite include:
Following are tips for commuting and walking on campus.
When traveling to and from campus make sure you have:
When walking on campus keep exposed skin to a minimum to avoid frostbite, by wearing: