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Deep freeze grips U.S. Midwest, blamed for at least 12 deaths

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By ITN News Editor January 31, 2019 12:24

Deep freeze grips U.S. Midwest, blamed for at least 12 deaths

Cities are all but shutting down across the US Midwest as the region shivers in a deadly cold snap known as a polar vortex.At least 12 people have been killed in several states as a result of the arctic weather.Temperatures fell to -30C in Chicago – colder than parts of Antarctica – and -37C in North Dakota.Freezing weather will chill 250 million Americans, and 90 million will experience -17C (0F) or below. Snow is expected to fall throughout Wednesday, from the Great Lakes region into New England. As much as 24in (60cm) is forecast in the state of Wisconsin, and 6in in Illinois. States of emergency have been declared in Midwestern Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois, and even in the normally warmer Deep South states of Alabama and Mississippi.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 31, 2019 12:24

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