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NOLA faces record-breaking freeze

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The south experienced a record-breaking freeze last week with ice and snow.  On Jan. 17, temperatures dropped as low as 21 degrees in New Orleans, two degrees lower than its previous record of 23, set on the same date in 1977. For multiple days, schools and many universities closed, along with some businesses and parts of the I-10. While some people enjoyed the rare sight of snow, others experienced a darker side of the cold. At least four people died in Louisiana due to weather-related causes. Some people experienced canceled flights, power outages, busted pipes and low water pressure. Neighboring states experienced similar conditions.

 

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NOLA faces record-breaking freeze