CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Back after the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday this is CNN STUDENT NEWS. We`ve got a bit of coming up. First, though, a nasty ice storm in the U.S. northeast. The mayor of Danberry, Connecticut called it Icezilla. Freezing rain parts of the region over the weekend. It made driving extremely dangerous. Some highways had to be closed.
One pileup in Pennsylvania involved 60 cars and . One person was killed in the wreck and 30 were hurt.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was just a big of cars, lot of mayhem and chaos going on.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It`s horrible. It`s , man. I`ve been sitting - since 07:30.
AZUZ: Several other people died in accidents. Conditions were treacherous from Connecticut to Maine, much of it caused by black ice, when a think invisible layer freezes over roads. It caused a pileup on the West Coast as well. Involving of vehicles on Interstate 84 in Oregon.
There was an incredible story of survival, though, as his pickup was crushed between two tractor trailers, Keilab Whitby (ph) said he just closed his and prayed. Whitby walked away from this with only a bruise and some scratches.
After hearing stories like that and remembering the cold of last winter it might be hard to believe that 2014 was the warmest year recorded since 1880.