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Extreme cold warning in effect

Extreme cold warning in effect

Winds are expected to be light, but the extreme cold will still produce windchill temperatures below minus-35 Sunday morning, and again later tonight during New Year's Eve celebrations. If you're going out for New Year's Eve, you could be ringing in 2018 with windchill values near minus 35.

At 4:37 a.m. today, Environment Canada continued its extreme cold warning, advising people to expect a "multiday episode of very cold wind chills".

The warning is issued when the temperature or wind chills create a heightened risk to health such as frost bite or hypothermia.

These frigid cold temperatures are expected to continue into Tuesday morning, the warning says. These wind chills will moderate somewhat during the day providing some temporary relief from the extreme cold.

An ongoing deep freeze has prompted Environment Canada to issue an extreme cold warning for many areas of the province, including Toronto.

Other shelters in the city are opening their doors to those needing to get in from the cold.

Extreme cold can pose dangers to people and pets.

The OPP also issued a reminder to motorists to drive according to the conditions.

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