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Polar temperatures take over
Schools report few problems; 1 family sheltered
Deep Freeze Pets Werm
Doc Cheng bundles up with her chihuahua Happy as she braves a cold Arctic blast that brought temperatures down to 6 degrees above zero, closing local schools and shattering cold weather records, on Tuesday in Atlanta. - photo by Associated Press
Brutal, record-breaking cold descended on the East and South, sending the mercury plummeting Tuesday into the teens in southeast Georgia. In Statesboro, the temperature hit a low of 16 degrees at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, and the wind chill got as cold as 5 degrees by 7 a.m., according to Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport readings reported by the National Weather Service. The high reached only a frosty 29 degrees in the afternoon.
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