Too cold for ice sculptors

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - December 5, 2012

Too cold for the ice sculptors.

The town in the Fairbanks area will host the Christmas in Ice festival this weekend.

But temps of 40 below zero are making it tough on the ice artists.

It's so cold tools are breaking and electric cords are snapping.

It's also too cold for the ice.

Christmas in Ice chairman Keith Frye says ice becomes brittle at 20 below.

He tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner one carver had a wing on his angel break.

The ice sculptor had to bring the ice wing inside to warm up before gluing it back together.

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