Big chill in the Big Easy

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  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleanians woke up to temperatures in the twenties Tuesday, January 7, 2013. On South Clairborne Avenue, carwash owner John LaGuardia arrived at work to find the freeze had turned his business into a winter wonderland complete with four foot long icicles.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleanians woke up to temperatures in the twenties Tuesday, January 7, 2013. At Jackson Square, the sun silhouetted the statue of Andrew Jackson against the icicles hanging from the fountain there.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleanians woke up to temperatures in the twenties Tuesday, January 7, 2013. On South Clairborne Avenue, carwash owner John LaGuardia arrived at work to find the freeze had turned his business into a winter wonderland complete with four foot long icicles.

  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleanians woke up to temperatures in the twenties Tuesday, January 7, 2013. Streetcar riders on St. Charles Avenue bundled up for their brisk ride downtown.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Emile Hevia, 7, is pushed on a sled through the snow by his father Armondo Hevia at Loyola University in snow that was left over from a twelfth Night snowball fight and managed to stay on the ground overnight due to below freezing temperatures in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Emile Hevia, 7, pushes his sister Emile Hevia, 4, on a sled through the snow at Loyola University in snow that was left over from a Twelfth Night snowball fight and managed to stay on the ground overnight due to below freezing temperatures in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Ice sickles form on a plant by a water fountain at the Holiday Square shopping center by Holiday Drive in Algiers in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Emile Hevia, 7, pushes his sister Emile Hevia, 4, on a sled through the snow at Loyola University in snow that was left over from a Twelfth Night snowball fight and managed to stay on the ground overnight due to below freezing temperatures in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

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  • Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleanians woke up to temperatures in the twenties Tuesday, January 7, 2013. On South Clairborne Avenue, carwash owner John LaGuardia arrived at work to find the freeze had turned his business into a winter wonderland complete with four foot long icicles.

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