Bitter Cold Settles Across Much of the Nation

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

St. Louis (AP) Much of the country is in winter’s icy grip and forecasters say it won’t be letting go anytime soon.

In Pollock, S.D., temperatures fell to a record-setting 47 below zero Thursday. Todd Moser works at a gas station where he says it took about 10 minutes to get the pumps working.

The bitter conditions are expected to persist for at least another day, with the northeast getting even colder Friday.

Forecasters say it’ll be Sunday before northern Maine sees temperatures climb above zero.

The freezing temperatures may also have contributed to at least three deaths, and in one case alcohol may have been involved.

Alaska, a state accustomed to frigid conditions, has warmed up, with temperatures topping out in the mid-40s in Fairbanks.

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