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East Coast locked in wickedly cold weekend of subzero temps

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Mollie Lane carries a shovelful of snow down the street to a pile while digging her car out in a South Boston neighbourhood last Friday.


The snowstorm that hit the United States East Coast with frigid, wind-whipped whiteness and ice seems to pick a different bullseye target each day.

Yesterday, wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont hit Burlington, Vermont, with a temperature of -1 and a wind chill of -30. Both Philadelphia and New York were shivering at 8 degrees, with wind chills of -11 in Philadelphia and -9 in New York.

And in Hartford, Connecticut, a brutal cold of 10 degrees yielded a wind chill of minus 20. The coldest high for Hartford 9 degrees was set in 1912.

The cold conditions will last most of today but tomorrow expects to be the first day above freezing since last month.

In New York City, according to the National Weather Bureau, temperatures should reach 40 degrees this week.