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Mid-Michigan prepares for round two of frigid temperatures

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(01/20/14) - Mid-Michigan is getting ready for this latest round of frigid temperatures, and local families are gearing up to stay warm.

One mother ABC12 spoke with Monday night has four children who will have to stand outside at the bus stop Tuesday morning.

Lesha Skelton says she always makes sure her children are prepared when wind chill advisories are in effect.

There are several in effect in our viewing area, including Genesee and Saginaw counties, which means children need to be careful when waiting on the bus Tuesday morning.

This is the second time in about two weeks that parents like Skelton will have to get her children ready for school in dangerously brutal weather.

She says she's making sure her children have on plenty of layers.

She requires them to wear hoodies, extra shirts, socks, hats and gloves.

When ABC12 News asked parents if they're doing anything a little differently this week that they didn't do a few weeks ago, they said they're going to make sure they're paying extra attention to the forecast.

Some plan to drive their kids to the bus stop.

"Just try to be very aware of the time and go out at the last minute so that we're not standing out there for a long period of time because it is cold. Sometimes I'll take the car and take them to the bus stop and just sit and wait even though it's right across the street, it's not far, so we usually just make sure that we're out there in a timely manner so that they don't have to stay out there very long," Skelton said.

Some parents are also making sure their children are wearing hand warmers while waiting on the bus.

Remember that it's best to wear plenty of layers of clothing in this weather.

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