ALBANY — Schools from the Canadian border to the Finger Lakes region are closed or delaying the start of classes because of temperatures that have plunged to as low as minus-32 in some upstate areas.
A wind chill warning is in effect until noon today for the Northern Adirondacks.
A wind chill advisory has been posted for the Champlain Valley.
The National Weather Service reports Saranac Lake at 28 below Wednesday morning. It's 32 below in Watertown according to the NWS and in Massena, on the St. Lawrence River, it's minus-29. With the wind, it feels like minus-40 in some northern areas.
Most of the closings and two-hour delays are in the North Country and central New York and the North Country.
The weather service has issued wind chill advisories and warnings for much of the upstate region from Buffalo to the New England states.
Forecasters say the deep freeze will linger through Friday, with temperatures rising into the 20s Saturday.