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Dense ice fog, colder temperatures forecast through Friday

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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 4:17 pm

FAIRBANKS - The thick ice fog shrouding low-lying areas of Fairbanks and North Pole is expected to persist through Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Lows tonight could reach minus 50 in many areas and fall to minus 25 to minus 35 in the hills. Frigid temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend, but may begin to moderate Monday.

Ice fog has reduced visibility from a quarter-mile to near zero. Fog is likely to thicken again Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Drivers are urged to slow down and keep their headlights on.

Air quality advisories are also in effect for North Pole and Fairbanks, which are reporting particulate pollution at very unhealthy and unhealthy levels, respectively.

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