Now this is cold

February 7, 2008 5:02:09 AM PST
Sure, it gets cold in Alaska. But this is coooold! It was minus 67 degrees yesterday morning at O'Brien Creek, a spot on the Taylor Highway nearly 200 miles east of Fairbanks. That was the actual temperature, not counting any wind chill. At those temps getting a flat tire or running out of gas could be a life-threatening ordeal. Alaska state troopers in the area are placing a priority on responding to calls from stranded motorists. Folks in Alaska's Interior won't be warming up anytime soon. The weather service says the extreme cold should stick around until early next week.