Deadly, Bone-Chilling Cold Grips Wide Swath of United States

Authorities have attributed several deaths to exposure to the record-breaking temperatures.

  • Published 2 January 2018

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bitterly cold temperatures gripped much of the nation on Tuesday, testing the mettle of even winter-wise northerners and delivering a shock to those accustomed to far milder weather in the South. The cold has been blamed for at least a dozen deaths, prompted officials to open warming centers in the Deep South and triggered pleas from government officials to check on neighbors, especially those who are elderly, sick or who live alone.… Read at AP News