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Three records broken, 1 tied as cold grips state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia is in the grip of frigid cold that has broken at least three records and tied another.

The National Weather Service's website shows temperatures fell to 5 degrees below zero in Lewisburg and 4 degrees below zero in both Bluefield and Morgantown on Monday night. All three cities broke records for Jan. 6 that were set in 1988.

Parkersburg tied a record set in 1942 as the temperature fell to minus 3 degrees.

Residents in many areas woke up to below-zero temperatures today. Shortly before 6 a.m., Beckley, Elkins and Lewisburg all reported minus 8 degrees.

All 55 county public school systems have cancelled classes for today.

Wind chill warnings remain in effect across the state.

 


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