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Extreme cold hits parts of the United States

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 - 00:49

Jan. 23 - From the Midwest to the Northeast, a deep freeze has set-in bringing sub-zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills. Linda So reports.

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As if it's not cold enough in Minnesota, dangerous wind chills are making it that much worse. Many school districts canceled classes because of the bitter cold. SOUNDBITE: DENNIS CARLSON, ANOKA-HENNEPIN SUPERINTENDENT, SAYING: "We're always going to err on the side of safety. We just are. If I make an error and kids are safe; so I made an error in calling the school day." After a major winter storm dumped heavy amounts of snow earlier in the week, states from the Midwest to the Northeast are now dealing with a deep freeze with temperatures dipping below zero. In New York, the demand for propane to heat people's homes is leading to a temporary shortage. SOUNDBITE: RYAN HOLLAND, M&M HOLLAND PROPANE, SAYING: "We don't have any deliveries that are planned to come in next week. We've decided to put customers on a short fill, so we're making deliveries and not filling the tanks." Forecasters expect the cold spell to stick around through the end of the month.

Extreme cold hits parts of the United States

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 - 00:49

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