Purdue, Indiana, other universities drop classes over cold
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.