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As cold blast moves in, Ky. seeks to stay warm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Wind chills have plunged well below zero across Kentucky as a blast of arctic air forced schools to cancel classes and kept people inside.

Temperatures dropped into the low single digits across the state early Monday, and wind chills plummeted to 19 below at Louisville and minus-14 in Lexington and Bowling Green.

The National Weather Service says temperatures Monday will stay mostly in the single digits, with wind chills dropping hovering below zero.

Kentuckians who ventured out faced challenges caused by the cold.

In Shelbyville, Billy Lewis drove his wife to work, but first he had to pry open frozen doors to their vehicle and inflate a flat tire. As soon as he dropped her off, he said, he was going home to get warm.

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