Operators at the city’s 311 call center received more than 85,000 calls on Friday, many due to the cold. That’s nearly 30,000 more than a regular day.
Those who had to be out were dressed in layers to try to keep warm.
The forecast high of 13 degrees hasn’t been seen in the region since 1994. And with windchills, it’ll feel even colder.
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.
The snow and frigid temperatures that hit the city on Thursday can be more than just a nuisance.
The snowfall was creating some slick spots across the Tri-State and with temperatures in teens, wet spots could turn icy, according to AccuWeather.
While the cold is just an inconvenience for most of us, for some it poses a serious health hazard. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe in the cold, Dr. Max Gomez reports.