Brrrr! Below-zero temperatures are expected across a quarter of the continental U.S., according to the The National Weather Service. USA TODAY


With the entire state facing dangerously cold wind chills, school systems across the Des Moines metro have decided to cancel classes for Wednesday.

Among the metro-area schools that have canceled classes are Des Moines, Ankeny, Johnston, Southeast Polk, West Des Moines and Waukee. More information about closures and activities can be found online. Other schools in central Iowa canceled classes Tuesday and Wednesday.

UPDATED SCHOOL CLOSINGS:Complete list of early dismissals, closings in central Iowa

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