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Two Alaskan Cities Struggle with Ice and Snow

Comstock/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Ala.) -- While the weather has been pretty mild in the lower 48 states, it's been brutal in parts of Alaska. One city is iced in, while another is snowed in.

The city of Nome on the western Alaska coastline is running out of fuel and they're iced in. Help is coming in the form of a Russian tanker, which is getting there with the help of a Coast Guard ice breaking ship.

The tanker expected to arrive on Monday or Tuesday.

To the south the small community of Cordova is buried in more than 18 feet of snow after being pummeled for weeks. The Alaska National Guard is en route with supplies and equipment.

Another storm expected Tuesday.

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