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Baby it’s cold outside; warmer weather on the way

The frigid cold that swept across the Bluegrass at the beginning of week impacted Grant County.

The temperature dipped as low as - 8 degrees on Monday with the windchill making it feel like -30 degrees at times.

The high was expected to reach 14 degrees Tuesday as temperatures crept up with a warmup coming for the end of the week.

Coming off a long winter break, Grant County and Williamstown Independent Schools were out two more days because of the harsh winter conditions.

Basketball games were canceled.

The Grant County Public Library was forced to shut its doors early Tuesday because of problems with the building’s heating system.

Trash collection in some areas of the county were delayed out of concern for worker safety.

At least two cable towers in Williamstown needed maintenance because of the below freezing temperatures.

Not doubt, countless residents experienced car trouble or spent time hoping their pipes did not freeze in their homes.

However, good news is on the way.
The high will hover around 50 degrees by the weekend, a welcome sign for those who bundled up and braved the cold or wisely decided to stay indoors.