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UK students prepare for blast of arctic weather

Posted at 10:01 PM, Nov 10, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — When it comes to preparing for winter weather, every student at the University of Kentucky has their own approach.

For some, it means being prepared in advance, others may not check the weather at all before heading out to class.

"I try to make sure I have my gloves. I always try to keep my ears warm. I have a scarf," said student Abigail Slone. "Sometimes I try to layer up on pants, just anything to stay warm honestly."

"I usually just look at a weather app right before I head out for class and that lets me know whether to pack an umbrella or not," student Luke Huffman said.

But everyone will need to prepare for the freezing temperatures headed our way. Temperatures are expected to drop into the teens on Tuesday.

"It makes me want to stay in bed and not go to class but that's not really an option," Slone said.

She made a special trip home to get ready for the change in weather.

"I went and got my big coat because i knew that since it's going to be so cold, I freeze walking to class."

Huffman said he wasn't planning to go home until Thanksgiving break, so he'll be changing his route to class this week.

"Definitely take the bus and I'll probably just stay in the Gatton Business College all day," he said.

The city's cold weather plan activates any time the temperature drops below 32 degrees. That means more shelters will be open to allow people to get out of the cold.