Northeasterners Brace for Cold

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Montpelier, VT. (AP) The same sub-zero temperatures and painful winds that have plagued much of the central U.S. in recent days are now socking the Northeast.

People in Maine have been bundling up against temperatures that could hit 40 below.

Light snow fell overnight in parts of New York, and low temperatures today near Albany are expected to be about 10 below. The frigid conditions are causing problems for highway managers, because road salt doesn’t melt ice in sub-zero temperatures.

The deep freeze still hasn’t left the upper Midwest. In fact, the snow and arctic system stretches from Montana to northern New England, and as far south as North Carolina.

Lake-effect snow and wind-chill warnings are in effect for Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The wind-chill warnings extend as far as the Dakotas, Missouri and Maine. It could feel as cold as 40 below in northern Illinois.

Scores of Chicago-area schools are closed, or opening late, because of the cold.

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