FAIRBANKS - Frigid temperatures are gripping Fairbanks and North Pole this morning.

Fairbanks International Airport is reporting temperatures of minus 48 degrees, but residents around the area are reporting lows of nearly 60 below zero.

A dense ice fog advisory is in effect through noon, with visibilities reduced to less than a quarter mile in some areas. An air quality alert has also been issued for the North Pole for unhealthy levels of particulate pollution.

Highs could reach the minus 20s today, before dropping again tonight to near 55 below. Temperatures are forecast to begin moderating on Tuesday, with highs above zero predicted later in the week.