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Cold blast freezes fountains around town

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Frozen water at Forsyth Park fountain (Source: Ashley Randall) Frozen water at Forsyth Park fountain (Source: Ashley Randall)
CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Savannah reached a new record low temperature at 19 degrees. The record low for Jan. 7 in Savannah was previously 21 degrees, which was set in 1959, according to data from Senior Meteorologist Pat Prokop.

Low temps Tuesday morning from Pat Prokop:
Savannah: 19
Hinesville: 18
Statesboro (Airport): 16
Statesboro (Board of education): 14
Metter: 14
Claxton: 19
Sylvania: 18
Vidalia (Stanley Farms): 15
Vidalia (Airport): 18
Baxley (Miles Blueberry Farm): 16
Jesup (Airport): 19
Odum (Flowers Blueberry Farm): 17
St. Simons Island: 21
Brunswick (Glynco): 21
Brunswick (College of Coastal GA): 20
Alma: 17

The bitter cold and windy conditions didn't stop morning commuters and students returning to school after the holidays, but it did halt the running water at several fountains around town.

The fountain at Savannah's Forsyth Park resembled a giant Popsicle on Tuesday morning.

A fountain in Pooler also froze, and ice covered the fountain at Joe Baker Park.

The Lowcountry was also hit with a chilly blast. The fountain in the preserve at Port Royal was also frozen solid.

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