ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A massive effort to pump fuel from a Russian tanker to the iced- in Alaska city of Nome is complete, moving an estimated 1.3 million gallons into the city that faced a shortage after missing its last delivery.

Stacey Smith, manager of Vitus Marine LLC — the company that arranged for the tanker to deliver gas and diesel to the city — said the operation finished up Thursday morning.

Smith said the pumping operation finished up with temperatures finally reaching above zero in Nome, which for weeks has been experiencing record cold temperatures, dipping to more than 30 below zero.



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