GRAND FORKS — If there was any doubt about how brutal the weather is in this neck of the woods, taking one look at a picture of WDAY News Reporter Ken Chase will affirm it.
Chase was outside for about 15 minutes getting video of I-29 in Grand Forks Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, and was having a little trouble keeping his eyes open. When he got back into the car, he realized his eyelashes were freezing his eyes shut.
"I thought I felt my eye freezing shut, but dismissed it as me being dramatic," Chase wrote. "I got in the car and found this."
Although the situation made for a great photo, Chase says the snow actually melted quickly, and he was perfectly fine.
Chase is originally from Hawaii.
"I have been here four years, and I think I probably overestimated how tough I am," Chase said. "Everyone should be careful in extreme weather conditions."