Tuesday's subzero temperatures -- the coldest recorded in Charleston since 1996 -- were enough to partly freeze the Elk River.
Tammy Smarr, of Sissonville, protects her face from the cold air while waiting for a KRT bus Tuesday on West Washington Street.
A work crew for West Virginia American Water digs next to South Ruffner Road in Charleston on Tuesday afternoon to find a water pipe broken by the cold. Because of the dangerous conditions Tuesday, workers for the water company were required to work in pairs.
5.92x9 COLDAIR Tammy Smarr of Sissonville covers her mouth from the cold air while waiting for the KRT bus on West Washington Street Tuesday afternoon. photo by chris dorst