For the second time in four days the extreme winter weather ismaking it tough for credit unions to get off to a fast start in theNew Year.

On Monday, numerous credit unions across the nation were forcedto close branches because of brutal, life-threatening subzerotemperatures generated by the Polar Vortex. Last Friday, somecredit unions had to shut down offices or delay opening branchesafter a winter storm,Hercules, dumped one foot of snow or more throughout somestates in the Midwest and Northeast, making road conditionsdangerous.

During the deep freeze on Monday, which continues to grip mostof the nation Tuesday, credit unions posted notices of branchclosings on their websites, as well as their Facebook and Twitterpages.

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