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Con Edison Sets New Winter Records For Gas, Electric Usage

The extreme cold in recent days has led to a new winter one-day record for national gas and electric service use by Con Edison customers.

01/08/2014

Dennis Gonzalez

New Yorkers Bundle Up For Cold, Though Some Kids Don’t Want To

In single-digit or negative-range cold, bundling up is crucial. But as CBS 2’s Sonia Moghe reported Tuesday, some kids and even teens can often overlook that fact.

01/07/2014

Winterizing Your Home

Experts Pass Along Advice For Protecting Your Home From Extreme Cold

Temperatures in the single digits were set to arrive early Tuesday, and they can really do a number on your home.

01/06/2014

Long Island Power Line Freeze Fears

L.I. Residents Worry About Frozen Power Lines, Pipes In Bitter Cold

With temperatures plummeting to the single digits overnight Monday night into Tuesday, a significant fear has mounted that rain-soaked trees will end up covered in ice. And when winds kick up overnight, the ice-coated branches could bring down electric power lines.

01/06/2014

People ride bicycles down Smith Street after winter storm 'Hercules' on January 3, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The major winter snowstorm, which forced New York City public schools to close and shut down the Long Island Expressway, is being viewed as a test for the new mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio. Dangerously cold temperates are predicted for the day and evening hours.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Deep Freeze Coming To Tri-State Area This Week

Come Tuesday, a deep freeze will settle into the Tri-State Area, likely dragging temperatures below zero in some areas and sending wind chills plunging into the negative 20s.

01/05/2014

Brooklyn Lumber Yard Fire

Firefighters Suffer Through Extreme Cold To Battle Brooklyn Lumber Blaze

Firefighters endured extreme cold overnight as they battled an extra-alarm blaze that ripped through a lumber yard in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

01/04/2014

NYC Extreme Cold

Dangerous Cold Hits Tri-State Area As Weekend Begins

Tri-State Area residents woke up to dangerous cold Saturday, with some areas setting record lows in the minus range. And the conditions brought a high risk of hypothermia and frostbite for anyone outside for too long.

01/04/2014

Garbage trucks plow past a Citi Bike station after winter storm Hercules on January 3, 2014 in New York, United States. The major winter snowstorm forced New York City schools to close and shut down the Long Island Expressway. Dangerously cold temperatures are predicted for the evening hours.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

‘Polar Vortex’ Bringing Deep Freeze To Wide Swath Of U.S.

Tri-State Area residents were not the only ones suffering through a bitter blast this weekend, and some areas have seen conditions far more severe. At least 16 deaths were blamed on the snowstorm.

01/04/2014

Dangerous Cold

Dangerous Cold To Persist Into Morning Hours

Bone-chilling, whipping winds and bitterly cold air made for a dangerous situation in the Tri-State Area as Monday morning approached.

02/17/2013