Death toll from cold snap climbs to 13

Jordan Hartley

Here is the link to an article I came across about the storm,

Intense cold was blamed for two more deaths on Wednesday, 13 nationwide since the cold settled in while Schools closed for a second and in some cases a third day across much of Ohio and West Virginia. Hallock, Minn., had a temperature of 27F below zero early Wednesday. Residents of upstate New York were digging out from lake-effect squalls that dumped more than 5 feet of snow over a two-day period at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. The weather service reported 62 inches of snow at Oswego, 35 miles north of Syracuse. Despite the snow, most schools in Oswego County were back in session Wednesday. Meteorologists said some areas in the New York lake-effect snow belt could collect more than 100 inches before the system breaks up, which isn't expected until at least the weekend. LOL here in Ks we shut down after 6":p. Tuesday brought the coldest readings across West Virginia since Feb. 5, 1996, when several all-time records were set or tied for February, the weather service said. The mountain city of Elkins fell to 16 below zero Tuesday, tying its record for Feb. 6 set in 1979, the weather service said. The cold and slippery roads had contributed to at least four deaths in Ohio, two in Illinois, two in Kentucky, two in Michigan, and one each in Wisconsin, Maryland and Indiana, authorities said. Minnesota police reported 290 crashes during rush-hour traffic Tuesday. I'd say that was one hell of a storm.