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UM issues cold weather warning

Posted at 6:12 PM, Mar 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 20:20:24-05

MISSOULA – This weekend’s cold weather had the University of Montana cautioning students to be aware of the dangers.

UM officials recently sent a warning out to students.

“Every winter, extreme cold weather causes property damage across campus. Most cold weather property damage is caused by water pipes freezing, bursting and flooding buildings. The cost of water damage adds up quickly. Property damage could easily run to millions of dollars.”

UM officials have been telling students to keep doors and windows closed and added that they anticipate school will be open Monday but students should limit their exposure to the cold due to concerns that students will get frostbite.

They said the school is working hard to make sure paths are plowed but due to the volume of snowfall, you can still expect to encounter ice packed sidewalks occasionally.