Hartford shatters 108-year-old low temperature record, as Bridgeport sets new 47-year low


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HARTFORD, Connecticut — Record low temperatures have been set in two of Connecticut's largest cities.

In Hartford, a 108-year record was broken.

The National Weather Service says the temperature Tuesday morning in Hartford was minus 8. The previous record was minus 4 in 1907.

In Bridgeport, the temperature was zero, below the previous record of 12 degrees set in 1968.

Temperatures are expected to moderate slightly Wednesday, to about 32 degrees before falling back to about 20 on Thursday.

Some schools delayed opening and The Hartford Courant reported that the state Department of Motor Vehicles offices in Wethersfield closed because of a power outage due to the cold weather.

Water mains are breaking in some municipalities.

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