Deep freeze in United States

Wed Jan 08 2014, 12:53 hrs
Al Fanslau works to clear the driveway of his home at the corner of Morton and Botham Avenues in St. Joseph, Mich after a winter storm dumped 15 inches of snow in the area.(AP)
Al Fanslau works to clear the driveway of his home at the corner of Morton and Botham Avenues in St. Joseph, Mich after a winter storm dumped 15 inches of snow in the area.(AP)
A woman shields her face as she departs from Union Station with wind chills nearing minus 30 Fahrenheit on in downtown Chicago. Dangerously cold polar air snapped decades-old records as it spread Tuesday from the Midwest to southern and eastern parts of the US and eastern Canada, making it hazardous to venture outside and keeping many schools and businesses closed. (AP)
A woman shields her face as she departs from Union Station with wind chills nearing minus 30 Fahrenheit on in downtown Chicago. Dangerously cold polar air snapped decades-old records as it spread Tuesday from the Midwest to southern and eastern parts of the US and eastern Canada, making it hazardous to venture outside and keeping many schools and businesses closed. (AP)
The Tidal Basin freezes over near the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. A deadly blast of Arctic air that shattered decades-old records as it gripped the middle United States moved eastward on Tuesday, cancelling thousands of flights, paralyzing road travel, and closing schools and businesses. (Reuters)
The Tidal Basin freezes over near the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. A deadly blast of Arctic air that shattered decades-old records as it gripped the middle United States moved eastward on Tuesday, cancelling thousands of flights, paralyzing road travel, and closing schools and businesses. (Reuters)
Air Canada representative serves refreshments to travellers in a re-booking line at Pearson International Airport Terminal One in Toronto. Glacial temperatures gripping large parts of the United States and Canada disrupted thousands of flights on Tuesday, creating more challenges for airlines seeking to recover from recent snow and ice storms. Toronto's Pearson International Airport, which was one of the airports which was hit hardest and had 119 flights, or 19 percent of its total halted, said the gusty winds and extreme cold weather, which Environment Canada said was minus 37 degrees Celsius (minus 35 degrees Fahrenheit) with wind chill, was causing equipment to freeze and posing a safety concern for workers.(Reuters)
Air Canada representative serves refreshments to travellers in a re-booking line at Pearson International Airport Terminal One in Toronto. Glacial temperatures gripping large parts of the United States and Canada disrupted thousands of flights on Tuesday, creating more challenges for airlines seeking to recover from recent snow and ice storms. Toronto's Pearson International Airport, which was one of the airports which was hit hardest and had 119 flights, or 19 percent of its total halted, said the gusty winds and extreme cold weather, which Environment Canada said was minus 37 degrees Celsius (minus 35 degrees Fahrenheit) with wind chill, was causing equipment to freeze and posing a safety concern for workers.(Reuters)
Travellers wait in a re-booking line at Pearson International Airport Terminal One in Toronto. Glacial temperatures gripping large parts of the United States and Canada disrupted thousands of flights on Tuesday, creating more challenges for airlines seeking to recover from recent snow and ice storms. Toronto's Pearson International Airport, which was one of the airports which was hit hardest and had 119 flights, or 19 percent of its total halted, said the gusty winds and extreme cold weather, which Environment Canada said was minus 37 degrees Celsius (minus 35 degrees Fahrenheit) with wind chill, was causing equipment to freeze and posing a safety concern for workers. (Reuters)
Travellers wait in a re-booking line at Pearson International Airport Terminal One in Toronto. Glacial temperatures gripping large parts of the United States and Canada disrupted thousands of flights on Tuesday, creating more challenges for airlines seeking to recover from recent snow and ice storms. Toronto's Pearson International Airport, which was one of the airports which was hit hardest and had 119 flights, or 19 percent of its total halted, said the gusty winds and extreme cold weather, which Environment Canada said was minus 37 degrees Celsius (minus 35 degrees Fahrenheit) with wind chill, was causing equipment to freeze and posing a safety concern for workers. (Reuters)
Steve MacDonald, who is homeless, watches television in the overflow room at the Atlanta Mission shelter in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. "I'd probably freeze to death if it wasn't for this shelter," he said. A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people.(Reuters)
Steve MacDonald, who is homeless, watches television in the overflow room at the Atlanta Mission shelter in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. "I'd probably freeze to death if it wasn't for this shelter," he said. A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people.(Reuters)
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