Cold Temperatures Freeze Region

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An Arctic high-pressure system from Canada is bringing brutally cold air to northern New England.

The National Weather Service says temperatures fell to well below zero across the entire region last night and into this morning.

This morning, it’s 11 below in Burlington, 16 below in Montpelier, 22 below in Middlebury, 23 below in Bennington, and it could feel colder with wind chills.

Some cold spots include 33 below in East Berkshire, 36 below in Saranac Lake, New York.

The weather service says people going outdoors today should make sure any exposed skin is covered.

Vermont’s largest electric utility says about 24-hundred customers are without power in the Leicester area on the coldest winter morning in the last two years.

The outage was reported at about 4:30 a.m. and is believed to have been caused by the cold. Crews from the Central Vermont Public Service hope to have power restored by 8:30 a.m.

High temperatures Monday will remain below zero for much of the region, with even the warmest spots reaching only the single digits.

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