Local churches open doors amid record low temps
WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - Temperatures have reached record lows at two airports in the mid-Atlantic region.
The National Weather Service reports that Dulles International Airport broke a record two days in a row. On Monday, the temperature dipped to 1 degree just before midnight, breaking a record of 12 degrees for the day set in 1980. Early Tuesday, the temperature reached 0 degrees, breaking a 6-degree record for that day set in 1980, though that record is not yet official.
At Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the temperature reached 5 degrees on Monday, breaking a 10-degree record set in 2009.
Amid the record-breaking temperatures, at Serve Manassas in Virginia -- a shelter with 92 beds -- workers had to turn away those looking for a warm place to stay. Meanwhile, local churches opened emergency hypothermia shelters to make room.