Dangerous icy conditions persist as temperatures rise after record cold


Ben Reigert of Reading, Pa., walks onto the ice at Sweet Arrow Lake to fish on Jan. 6, 2017, in Pine Grove, Pa. Freezing temperatures since Dec. 26 have made for ideal ice fishing conditions. (Photo: David McKeown, AP)

Temperatures are rising Monday in areas hit by the Arctic blast that brought record lows to parts of the East Coast in recent days. Records were set in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, where a low of minus 9 smashed a 1912 record. Boston tied a record set in 1896 when the temperature fell to minus 2. More records were set in parts of West Virginia. By Monday, temperatures are forecast to reach the low 30s, then the low 50s on Friday. Airlines are getting back to normal schedules but forecasters warned that coming rains, coupled with still-freezing temperatures, would result in dangerous icy conditions on many roads.

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