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UPDATED: Cold snap continues in Grande Prairie

UPDATE: Environment Canada has again issued an extreme cold warning for the City of Grande Praire, Beaverlodge and Valleyview. The warning for the Peace River, Fairview, High Prairie and Manning region remains in place.

The temperature with the windchill is expected linger around the -25 to -30 mark for the remainder of this week. The wind chill could mean those temperatures feel more like -35 or -40.

Some areas of the region remain under an extreme cold warning including Manning which was the coldest spot in Alberta at -35 Wednesday afternoon. Eaglesham, Wanam, High Prairie, Fairview, Grimshaw and Falher are also included in the warning.

These frigid temperatures can stretch support services to their limit and put some of the most vulnerable at risk. Rotary House says they have been seeing about 130 people at their facility on these cold night. They also work in a partnership with the Saint Lawrence Centre to ensure that there is always somewhere warm available.

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Rotary House says the community was very generous over the holidays and their storage room is quite full. But, they are always looking for donations of personal items like socks and underwear or gift cards in small amounts.

Environment Canada is calling for a return to more seasonal temperatures on the weekend. They advise everyone dealing with these cold temperatures to dress appropriately. Extended exposure to the cold, especially in the areas covered by warnings, could lead to serious injury or even death.

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