CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 27, 1977
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(Studio) New cold wave moving into country across North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Weather-caused problems in Florida, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania noted. Ohio Governor James Rhodes produces disaster plan to deal with fuel shortage; is asking Pentagon for cargo planes to carry fuel. Pittsburgh's largest natural gas distributor tells many businesses to close till Monday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Report on situation in Pennsylvania; wkend. forecast is for worse weather. [Energy Info. Bureau spokesperson John KAUS - says there's possibility natural gas supplies will diminish and some areas may be cut off entirely.] Fuel can't get to area because fuel barges can't get thru frozen river; Allegheny Cnty. officials send request for declaration of federal disaster area to President Carter. [Board of Cmsnrs. spokesperson Jim FLAHERTY - notes fuel shortage effect on industry] Officials also concerned re: expected mass floods when ice on Allegheny and Monongahela rivers melt.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard
(Buffalo, New York) Report on effects of snowstorm in Buffalo area, include Lancaster, New York, Buffalo International Airport and New York State thruway closing from Lackawanna to Pennsylvania state line.
REPORTER: Vivian Rosenberg (WBEN television newsfilm)
(Studio) Upper air currents sending frigid air where it's not normal is cause of extreme cold in US, west Europe and USSR , but is warming normally cold spots in AK, northw. Canada, parts of USSR , Iceland, Greenland and Scandinavia. South Alaska temperatures noted; bushes blooming and polar bears not hibernating.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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