Deadly arctic blast grips Northeast, Midwest
A bitter arctic freeze is gripping much of the Midwest and Northeast,
which is responsible for frigid temperatures and some of the coldest air
to hit the Northeast in two years.
From Des Moines to International Falls to New England, temperatures
went from single digits all the way down to more than 30º below zero.
The cold was linked to at least two deaths in the Northeast,
including a Connecticut woman whose frozen body was found in a driveway.
Police said Denise O’Hara apparently fell in North Haven and froze
to death Saturday night, when temperatures were close to zero. Her body
was found Sunday morning after a neighbor called police.
About 90 miles northwest of Philadelphia, a man died after spending
the night in his car in frigid temperatures in Lansford; his wife found
him Saturday morning. Temperatures had dropped into the single digits
overnight, Lansford police Detective Jack Soberick said, but it’s
unclear why Alan Kurtz, 49, had slept in his car.