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Frigid weather keeps schools closed, other business booms


January 31, 2019

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

A temperature sign in front of the Iron Horse on Silver Street in downtown Hurley declares it to be a "balmy" minus 17 degrees just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. Wednesday's early morning low was minus 22. The temperature got up to a high of minus 8 in the late afternoon.


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IRONWOOD - Frigid temperatures combined with dangerous wind chills led some businesses to shut down Wednesday with more expected to do the same today.

Many schools will remain closed today and the Post Office has suspended mail deliver for the second day in a row.

However, some businesses have a hard time closing.

Tony Mukavitz, owner of Mukavitz Heating and Cooling, said he had received more than a dozen service calls by 10 a.m. Wednesday as overnight lows hit minus 22.

"One of my employees has been working nearly around the clock since Friday," Muk...

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