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Cold snap strains pipes, threatens animals and events in Harford; schools closed Friday
Cold snap strains pipes, threatens animals and events in Harford; schools closed Friday

Harford County settled into another deep freeze this week, joining the rest of the region in a new blast of frigid weather that arrived Wednesday evening. With temperatures projected to be as low as negative digits by Friday morning, and wind chills expected to hit 20 below zero overnight, people hunkered down and waited for the record-breaking cold to pass. In a pre-emptive move, Harford County Public Schools said schools would be closed on Friday because of the cold, making that announcement at 6 p.m. Thursday. Temperatures are expected to rise over the weekend, but weather forecasts warned of another round of snow, freezing rain or ice starting Saturday. Plumbing and heating...

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