BOSTON (WHDH) - Mayor Michelle Wu announced that Boston Public Schools will be closed Tuesday due to frigid temperatures.

Wu made the announcement Monday while holding a press conference about the city’s response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis centered at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.

“We want to make sure there’s no risk of students being either out in the cold on the way to school or having issues in school because of the ventilation that’s needed with the pandemic,” said Wu, who added the district is also dealing with shortages in staffing and bus drivers.

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Boston Public Schools reiterated the announcement in a tweet, in which they encouraged everyone to “Stay safe and warm!”

The high temperature for Boston on Tuesday is projected to be 10 degrees. The feels-like temperature in the city at 8 a.m. is expected to be -14 degrees.

Boston last closed schools due to extreme cold in 2015.

MBTA crews will also store many train cars and buses indoors overnight to prevent exposing them to the harsh elements, and they will perform regular check-ups on vehicles that stay outdoors. 

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