• How cold is it? Even the mermaids are frozen

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    NORFOLK, Va. -

    Even the mermaids are frozen.

    It sounds like a Disney movie mixed metaphor, but the temperature in Norfolk, Virginia, was 22 degrees at noon Monday and should remain in the 20s overnight.

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    On its Facebook page, the Norfolk Police Department posted a photo of the mermaid at Nauticus, the city’s maritime-themed science center and museum situated on the waterfront in downtown Norfolk. 

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    “Want to know what it feels like in #NorfolkVA,” the post reads, showing a photo of icicles hanging from the mermaid’s arms, torso and tails.

    It doesn’t take Dumbo to realize that it is cold in Norfolk -- and in plenty of other places affected by the winter storm that has hit the Midwest and the Northeast.

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