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Dangerously cold weather in Vt.

Friday, January 3, 2014
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MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont residents are experiencing some dangerously low temperatures with some light snow.

By 6 a.m. Friday, it was 8 degrees below zero in Burlington, with a wind chill of 29 below zero.

The National Weather Service says there's a good chance of more snow showers Friday morning, with not much accumulation.

The cold weather, however, is another story. A wind chill advisory is in effect through Friday afternoon. Temperatures will be struggling to make it above zero. Wind chill values are expected to be as low as 34 below zero with wind gusts up to about 20 mph.

Strong north winds have led to the closing the Lake Champlain Transportation Company ferry between Charlotte, Vt., and Essex, N.Y. The three-mile trip generally takes about 25 minutes.

Icy roads led to a car crash Thursday night in the town of St. Albans, in which rescue workers pulled an infant up a steep embankment. WCAX-TV reports the baby, and a man and woman in the car were taken to a hospital for evaluation. The extent of their injuries wasn't known.

 
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