Today's cold temperatures caused some tempers to flare in the Rockwood School District.
Parents were upset when officials sent a late cancellation notice to parents. Rockwood officials said on their Facebook page that they had to cancel classes because the cold temperatures put 20 buses out of service. Another 85 buses did not have working brakes because of the cold.
Classes were canceled at 6:50 AM, but parents said that was too late. Many parents had already dropped their kids off at school.
St. Louis' extremely cold winter weather has claimed the life of an Alton, Illinois man.
Police say 66 year old Carl Walker had been removing snow with a snow blower outside his home Thursday morning when he became short of breath. He went inside and his wife called 9-1-1.
Walker was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he died.
Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says Walker suffered a heart attack.
Nonn says its important for everyone, especially those with heart and other health conditions to use extra caution in cold conditions.
St. Louis is seeing some of the harshest winter weather of the last couple of years. Snow followed by bitterly cold temperatures seems to be a repeating pattern.
Snow is expected again Saturday night into Sunday, with 6-7 inches of accumulation possible.
That will be followed by historically cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in St. Louis say it could be the coldest weather the metro area has seen in the last 20 years.
Low temperatures are expected to fall to zero or below both Monday and Tuesday mornings. Daytime highs won't get out of the single digits and wind chills are expected to be 15-25 degrees below zero from Sunday through Tuesday.