Purdue, Indiana, other universities drop classes over cold

January 29, 2019
A cyclists rides down Mishawaka Ave. during a snowstorm Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (Santiago Flores/South Bend Tribune via AP)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Universities across Indiana have canceled classes Wednesday ahead of a deep freeze that’s forecast to last through Thursday afternoon .

Among the universities cancelling classes because of the cold weather are Indiana-Bloomington, Purdue, Notre Dame, Ball State, Indiana State, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Butler, DePauw, Manchester, Anderson, and Taylor.

The National Weather Service posted wind chill warnings for the northern two-thirds of Indiana, saying they could drop as low as 40 below zero.

Meanwhile, authorities say a crash on a snow- and ice-covered road in rural northern Indiana killed a police officer and his wife. The Noble County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Ligonier Police Officer Ethan Kiser’s SUV spun into the path of another SUV near Cromwell on Monday night. Deputies say the crash also killed 21-year-old Shawna Kiser.