CHICAGO (STMW) — Divvy bicycle stations will close today ahead of the historically frigid airmass bearing down on Chicago later tonight that many have dubbed “ChiBeria.”
The shared bike stations across the city will close at 3 p.m. Sunday and will re-open when “conditions are safe and stations are operational,” according to a news release from Divvy and the Chicago Department of Transportation.READ MORE: CPD Supt. Brown Blames Crime Wave On Courts For Releasing Offenders; 'Why Are You Releasing Violent People?'
“Given what forecasters are calling ‘life-threatening’ wind chills, we feel it is appropriate to suspend service,” the release said.READ MORE: Saint Sabina Church Using $25,000 Donation For Gun Buyback Program Targeting Chicago Youths
Temperatures are expected to plummet as low as as minus-13 degrees overnight with wind chills dipping down near 40 degrees below zero, according to the National Weather Service. Monday’s forecasted high temperature is minus-11 degrees.
It’s the second time in less than a week Divvy has closed due to the severe winter weather. Stations were closed from Friday to Saturday afternoon due to snowy road conditions, the agency said.MORE NEWS: Community First Medical Center Nurses Hold One-Day Strike
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