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Published: 1/28/2014 - Updated: 9 months ago


Bearing the bitter cold

Photos of local residents and critters braving the biting cold temperatures in the Toledo area, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The National Weather Service reported temperatures in the Toledo area dropped to five degrees with a wind chill ducking to -11 degrees. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

A long pile of snow separates the two sides of traffic on Main St. in Bowling Green on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A long pile of snow separates the two sides of traffic on Main St. in Bowling Green on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Bob Arthur, of South Toledo, hoists up his four-year-old Yorkiepoo named Raith as the pair and Arthur's nine-year-old Lab Ginger, not pictured, take a walk in South Toledo. The National Weather Service reported temperatures in the Toledo area dropped to five degrees with a wind chill ducking to -11 degrees. Bob said he takes the dogs for a walk every day, no matter the weather. Within a block of their home Raith, who was wearing a sweater, needed a lift off the frozen ground. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bob Arthur, of South Toledo, hoists up his four-year-old Yorkiepoo named Raith as the pair and Arthur's nine-...
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
Fifth Third Field covered in snow Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Fifth Third Field covered in snow Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Toledo.
THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
Ice crystals hang off loops of roots that have grown out of the bank of the Maumee River in Perrysburg's Orleans Park. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ice crystals hang off loops of roots that have grown out of the bank of the Maumee River in Perrysburg's Orleans Park.
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
A pedestrian crosses Ontario Street while walking on Monroe Street, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A pedestrian crosses Ontario Street while walking on Monroe Street, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
Fifth Third Field covered in snow. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Fifth Third Field covered in snow.
THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
A pedestrian is framed by frost on a window as he crosses North Huron Street near One Government Center in Toledo, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2013. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A pedestrian is framed by frost on a window as he crosses North Huron Street near One Government Center in ...
THE BLADE/DAVE ZAPOTOSKY
A deer crosses through Side Cut Metro Park in Maumee. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A deer crosses through Side Cut Metro Park in Maumee.
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
A polar bear cub digs for enrichment in a bucket provided by employees at the Toledo Zoo, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. A rumor was spreading on Twitter, mainly among students complaining about going to school in the cold, that the zoo moved the bears inside due to the arctic blast. The bears have the option to go inside or stay outside according to Andi Norman, Director, Public Relations & Marketing at the zoo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A polar bear cub digs for enrichment in a bucket provided by employees at the Toledo Zoo, Tuesday, Jan. 28,...
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
A polar bear cub, left, plays with a bucket, as its mother Crystal comes to investigate. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A polar bear cub, left, plays with a bucket, as its mother Crystal comes to investigate.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
A long pile of snow separates the two sides of traffic on Main St. in Bowling Green. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A long pile of snow separates the two sides of traffic on Main St. in Bowling Green.
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Ice drips hang on roots that have grown out of the bank of the Maumee River in Perrysburg's Orleans Park. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ice drips hang on roots that have grown out of the bank of the Maumee River in Perrysburg's Orleans Park.
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
A polar bear cub stretches out on the snow to bask in the sun at the Toledo Zoo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A polar bear cub stretches out on the snow to bask in the sun at the Toledo Zoo.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
Sun shines into a snow covered Fifth Third Field. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sun shines into a snow covered Fifth Third Field.
THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
Steam rises off the Maumee River as hundreds of geese take a dip into the unfrozen portion of the river near Orleans Park in Perrysburg. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Steam rises off the Maumee River as hundreds of geese take a dip into the unfrozen portion of the river ...
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
Two lanes of I-75 South-bound near South Ave. in Toledo were closed in the afternoon on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, after both a car accident and a large pothole made them hazardous for drivers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Two lanes of I-75 South-bound near South Ave. in Toledo were closed in the afternoon on Tuesday, Jan....
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
Condensation forms on a window at the bus station as a rider waits inside at Madison and Erie. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Condensation forms on a window at the bus station as a rider waits inside at Madison and Erie.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
Two lanes of I-75 South-bound near South Ave. in Toledo were closed, after both a car accident and a large pothole made them hazardous for drivers. A metal plank was placed over the pothole and cones encircled it. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Two lanes of I-75 South-bound near South Ave. in Toledo were closed, after both a car accident and ...
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
Bob Arthur, of South Toledo, hoists up his four-year-old Yorkiepoo named Raith as the pair and Arthur's nine-year-old Lab Ginger take a walk in South Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bob Arthur, of South Toledo, hoists up his four-year-old Yorkiepoo named Raith as the pair and Arthur's nine-...
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
Two lanes of I-75 Southbound near South Ave. in Toledo were closed in the afternoon. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Two lanes of I-75 Southbound near South Ave. in Toledo were closed in the afternoon.
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
A gauge shows the temperature for inside the bear den and outside at the Toledo Zoo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A gauge shows the temperature for inside the bear den and outside at the Toledo Zoo.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
The ice and snow are starting to melt on the Maumee River in Waterville. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The ice and snow are starting to melt on the Maumee River in Waterville.
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Almost a foot of snow piles on the side of a creek off of N. Liberty Hi Rd and Perry St. in Haskins. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Almost a foot of snow piles on the side of a creek off of N. Liberty Hi Rd and Perry St. in Haskins.
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
A polar bear cub plays underwater with a ball at the Toledo Zoo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A polar bear cub plays underwater with a ball at the Toledo Zoo.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
Ice blocks jut up from the Maumee River close to the bank near Fort Meigs in Perrysburg. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ice blocks jut up from the Maumee River close to the bank near Fort Meigs in Perrysburg.
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
Ice blocks jut up from the Maumee River close to the bank near Fort Meigs in Perrysburg. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ice blocks jut up from the Maumee River close to the bank near Fort Meigs in Perrysburg.
THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH




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