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Polar freeze grips United States

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CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 07:  Passengers heading into downtown wait on an "L" platform for the train to arrive in below zero temperatures on January 7, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Platforms were crowded and trains were delayed because doors on the trains kept freezing open. Chicago is experiencing its third consecutive day of below zero temperatures.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
Passengers heading into downtown wait on an "L" platform for the train to arrive in below zero temperatures on January 7, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Platforms were crowded and trains were delayed because doors on the trains kept freezing open. Chicago is experiencing its third consecutive day of below zero temperatures.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07:  Icicles hang from a fountain along Canal Street as temperatures in the area plummeted below freezing on January 7, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Highs are expected be in the upper 30's in metro New Orleans. A "polar vortex" carrying Arctic air and wind gusts of up to 50 mph has engulfed much of the Northeast making for life threatening weather conditions.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Icicles hang from a fountain along Canal Street as temperatures in the area plummeted below freezing on January 7, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Highs are expected be in the upper 30's in metro New Orleans. A "polar vortex" carrying Arctic air and wind gusts of up to 50 mph has engulfed much of the Northeast making for life threatening weather conditions.
A woman is bundled up against the cold weather in Indianapolis, Indiana January 6, 2014. A blast of Arctic air gripped the vast middle of the United States on Monday, bringing the coldest temperatures felt in two decades, causing at least four deaths, forcing businesses and schools to close and canceling thousands of flights. The polar vortex, the coldest air in the Northern hemisphere that hovers over the polar region in winter but can be pushed south, was moving toward the East Coastwhere temperatures were expected to fall into Tuesday.  REUTERS/Nate Chute (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A woman is bundled up against the cold weather in Indianapolis, Indiana January 6, 2014. A blast of Arctic air gripped the vast middle of the United States on Monday, bringing the coldest temperatures felt in two decades, causing at least four deaths, forcing businesses and schools to close and canceling thousands of flights. The polar vortex, the coldest air in the Northern hemisphere that hovers over the polar region in winter but can be pushed south, was moving toward the East Coastwhere temperatures were expected to fall into Tuesday. REUTERS/Nate Chute
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