Cold Temperatures In Chicago Forces Crew To Set Railroad Tracks On Fire To Keep Them Moving

U.S. Midwest, and specifically Chicago, has been struck by historically cold temperatures. As a polar vortex encases the city, wind chills are predicted to reach -44, schools and businesses are closed, mail carriers are not working and more than one thousand flights have been canceled. It was predicted that Chicago will likely set a record for the coldest day in the city’s history.

Now, according to the Chicago Tribune the city is attempting to keep commuter rail tracks operational by setting them on fire.

Locals are sharing images and videos of freezing Chicago on social media:

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Some are even referring to Chicago as #Chiberia.

 

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The forecasters are warning o“life-threatening extreme cold.”

 

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Whereas, sunrise temperatures in the city were -23°F lately.

 

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It’s so cold that the crew is attempting to keep commuter rail tracks operational by setting them on fire.

 

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Some are even cracking jokes about the frigid cold:

 

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Ice bubbles

 

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Although the freezing temperatures have disrupted life for so many, people can’t help and share on social media some thoughts about the mesmerizing effect that ice gave to Michigan Lake:

 

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Another picture of a frosted door shared by an Instagrammer.

 

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According to some records, the city’s coldest day occurred in 1994 when the high only reached -11C. These days, the average temperature in ‘Windy City’ is hovering around -17C.

 

 

Source: Goodfullness