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US capital region faces a day in the freezer

Tuesday - 1/7/2014, 6:58am  ET

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Residents of the Washington-Baltimore region are bundling up for a day of freezing temperatures and blustery winds.

The National Weather Service says Tuesday's highs will get only into the mid-teens after a night in the single digits.

The Maryland Transit Authority says it's adding workers to keep trains and buses moving. And the MTA says it's poised to quickly inform the public of any schedule changes.

State transportation officials are reminding commuters to dress in layers. They're urging motorists to start out with a full tank.

Schools in Allegany and Garrett counties are closed, including Frostburg State University.

Some communities have expanded their homeless shelter services during the brief cold snap.

The National Weather Service says temperatures should get into the upper 20s on Wednesday.

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