Chicago Rivers Nearly Freezes Over After Extreme Cold Hits the City

StoryfulWeatherPublished: January 2, 2018
Published: January 2, 2018

The high in Chicago was 11 degrees Fahrenheit, with wind chills dipping as low as minus-29 degrees, on Tuesday, January 2, causing the Chicago River to partially freeze over. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the deep freeze would linger in the city until Sunday, when the temperature was set to reach a high of 32 degrees. On Monday, the city’s high was 1 degree, setting a new record for the coldest day of the year, the report said. The Chicago Tribune posted images of a tugboat breaking ice off the surface of the river. Credit: Billy Puckett via Storyful

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