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Cold weather affects classroom


ROCHESTER, Minn (KTTC) - On one of the coldest days of the year, some classrooms at Ben Franklin Elementary were left without heat Tuesday morning.

Three heating coils froze and burst in the school, cutting off heat to six classrooms.

The majority of the school was not impacted, but in the classrooms that were affected, the temperature dropped to 60 degrees.

Classes were not cancelled because students were already en route to school when the problem occured.

Students in the 6 affected classrooms were moved to a warm section of school.

Plumbers were called in and heat was restored before the end of the day.

Students are back in their proper classrooms Wednesday.

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