The cold front that has overrun most of the Midwest and eastern United States is starting to wane today, but cities are not out of the ice just yet.
Temperatures in some cities have gone above freezing, like Atlanta, but the city now needs to thaw. Fountains and various machines had shut down and need to be restarted.
This news surrounding cold weather has been present nationwide. Here are some items that caught our eye:
Hell freezes over
Residents of Hell, Mich. are becoming famous on Google News searches after the cold weather spread through the town.
They’re taking it in stride, though. The “Go To Hell” page on Facebook is using a cover photo of the town’s sign being covered in icicles.
Mayor John Colone said that he needed to “throw water” on his mouth because he absent-mindedly put his car keys near his lips and the metal stuck to his mouth.
Peacock escapes Chicago zoo, gets frozen to tree
Blue, a peacock in Dundee, Ill., a Chicago suburb, flew away from his heated pen at the Randall Oaks Barnyard Zoo and landed on a tree. The cold weather froze Blue to a tree branch.
Chicago-area firefighters had to rescue the bird from subzero temperatures. It took about 90 minutes for the peacock to be returned to his pen after getting stuck.
The zoo’s management says that Blue is now in quarantine.
Pennsylvania pizza shop doing medicine deliveries
Fox’s Pizza Den in Ligonier, Pa., is helping townspeople by organizing medicine deliveries to the ill and elderly so that they don’t have to go out in the cold.
The owner is allowing these deliveries to be requested without having to order food. Owner Tom Wynkoop said, “You have to be there for your residents.”
Still time for goose hunting
The people of South Dakota refused to let cold weather stop their hunting, as the 24th annual Central South Dakota Youth Goose Hunt was held this past weekend.
Much of the hunt had to be canceled as the game was scarce, but the day still drew 112 12- to 15-year-olds. The hunt is a tradition for the townspeople.
Proponents say the event is a good way to teach children the ethics of hunting and basic, practical skills.