Chicago arctic blast has the city setting fire to train tracks


In Chicago, a brutal cold is hitting the area so hard that the city is setting fire to train tracks to keep the metal from contracting. 

Related: Weather Special: Midwest Arctic Blast

It’s so cold in Chicago that they had to set the train tracks on fire to keep the metal from contracting. On Wednesday, the forecast “high” temperature in Chicago is minus 13. 

That’s how cold it is in the Windy City.  

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