Alligators freeze in North Carolina swamp with noses above ice

  Source: Fox5Vegas OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Alligators in one North Carolina swamp have once again allowed themselves to freeze in place with their noses above the ice. The Charlotte Observer reports
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Extreme Cold Straining Xcel Energy’s Natural Gas System, Residents Urged To Turn Down Thermostat

  Source: WCCO MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Xcel Energy is advising residents in parts of central Minnesota north of the metro to turn down their thermostats and reduce their natural gas use.
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Chicago train tracks have to be literally set on fire to keep the trains running amid record-breaking cold

  Source: The Week As historically-low temperatures sweep through much of the country, Chicago train tracks are literally being set on fire to keep the trains operating. ABC News on
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