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3 records broken, 1 tied as frigid cold grips W.Va., all public schools closed Tuesday
Reported by: Associated Press
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 6:55 AM EST
West Virginia is in the grip of frigid cold that has broken at least three records and tied another.
Parkersburg tied a record set in 1942 as the temperature fell to minus 3 degrees.
Residents in many areas woke up to below-zero temperatures on Tuesday. Shortly before 6 a.m., Beckley, Elkins and Lewisburg all reported minus 8 degrees.
All 55 county public school systems have cancelled classes for Tuesday.
Wind chill warnings remain in effect across the state.