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Weather postpones opening day of Ind. legislature

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana General Assembly has decided to postpone the opening of its 2014 session because of bad weather.

The Indiana House and Senate were scheduled to being the legislative session on Monday but have decided to postpone that because of expected extreme low temperatures and snow. The National Weather Service is predicting heavy snow Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis with 6 inches or more of snow expected by Sunday night.

The weather service also is predicting temperatures in the Indianapolis area to hit a high of about 11 below on Monday, saying that strong winds may produce wind chills of 25 to 45 below zero.

Officials say General Assembly staff members are expected to report to work 1:30 p.m. Monday.

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