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Winter Weather / Cold #1087005

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The coldest day in this spate of winter weather introduced; map shown with temperatures cited; photos shown of a man in Chicago, a frozen car after a water main break in Baltimore.

(New York: Jim Axelrod) The impact of the polar vortex in the Northeast reviewed; scenes shown of New York City firefighters thawing hydrants, ice blocking train tracks in Cleveland, blizzard snow in Buffalo. [New Yorker Lizzy GIFFORD‡, Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps Rocky ROBINSON††- comment.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Asheville, North Carolina: Mark Strassmann) The strain on the power grid due to the extreme cold in the South reviewed; details given about TVA’s call for customers to limit demand; map shown of the TVA region. [Duke Energy Jason WALLS††- comments on the power outages.] An escaped prisoner’s decision to turn himself in in Kentucky because he was cold noted.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) A group of manatees shown crowding near a Tampa power plant’s warm water discharge; remarks from Owen, Wisconsin chief deputy Jim Backus†† quoted; flight cancellation figures cited.

(Arlington, Virginia: Jeff Pegues) The cancellation of thousands of jetBlue Airways flights examined; scenes shown of stranded passengers; details given about the impact of new rules requiring a shorter flying day for pilots. [Voice of jetBlue COO Rob MARUSTER†- explains the closures at the New York airport.] [CBS News aviation consultant Mark ROSENKER††- says they should have been able to better manage their crew to comply with the new rules.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The struggle for the homeless in this extreme cold featured; scenes shown from Chicago. [Homeless men Stephen BRYANT‡, Floyd PILKINGTON‡- comment.] [Pacific Garden Mission Phil KWIATKOWSKI††- comments on the surge in shelter users.]

Pelley, Scott;
Axelrod, Jim;
Strassmann, Mark;
Pegues, Jeff;
Reynolds, Dean

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