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Arctic Chill Freezes New England

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Arctic air has settled over New England, accompanied by howling winds that are making it feel even colder.

At Boston's Logan International Airport, the temperature reading just before 8 a.m. was 12 degrees, with a wind chill index of 11-below zero. At Orange Municipal Airport outside Greenfield, it was only 8 degrees with a wind chill of 13-below.

The National Weather Service posted a wind advisory through 3 p.m. for much of Massachusetts. Forecasters say wind gusts could reach 50 mph, enough to bring down tree limbs and cause scattered power outages.

Because of the high winds, police warned motorists to keep both hands on the steering wheel.

This program aired on February 11, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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