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It's too darn cold': Historic freeze brings rare danger warning   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-1-8 10:23:40 |Display all floors
the end is coming...........run for cover....
the world needs a mass extinction , at least property rates will come down

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Post time 2014-1-8 10:24:21 |Display all floors
This is an area where we are not as tough as our neighbors in Canada who are better suited for this kind of weather.

Here is the impact state to state...btw, chicagoans were refering to chicago as 'chiberia' on twitter.  lol

Illinois

At least six deaths have been blamed on the extreme weather, including a 64-year-old Christian County man whose body was found in snow about a half mile from his home on Monday.

Cold temperatures and winds prevented salt from melting snow and ice from many roadways, stranding 221 travelers in Red Cross shelters throughout central Illinois Monday night into Tuesday, spokeswoman Erin Miller said. She said some "were making the decision to go ahead and go" on Tuesday, but shelters will remain open as long as they're needed.

Chicago's largest homeless shelter, the 155,000-square-foot Pacific Garden mission, was overflowing and, "placing people anywhere we can, using classrooms, offices, auditorium, moving seats to make available floor space," Rev. Phil Kwiatkowski told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Dozens of commuter trains in Chicago were canceled Tuesday after equipment malfunctioned because of the extreme cold. Meanwhile, hundreds of Amtrak passengers who spent the night onboard three trains stranded in northern Illinois began to arrive in Chicago

  
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Indiana

Many counties in Indiana's northern two-thirds remained under travel warnings Tuesday after, limiting travel to emergency purposes only, although several had lowered their travel alert levels. While the bitter cold continued to make travel difficult, particularly in rural areas, many people driven from their homes by power outages caused by Sunday's snowstorm were returning to residences that had electricity, and heat, once again.

More than 9,800 customers didn't have power as of Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis alone.

State police said 41-year-old Christopher Hutchings of Richmond died Sunday in a crash at U.S. 40 and Indiana 3 in eastern Indiana's Henry County when his car slid on the snow-covered road into the path of a pickup truck.
  
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Ohio

At least four deaths appear to be linked to the weather in Ohio. The Guernsey County sheriff's office, in eastern Ohio, reported that a man found dead on a frozen lake apparently died of hypothermia after he set out on a walk Monday evening. University Hospitals in Cleveland said one person treated for hypothermia died there on Monday. A medical examiner in Cleveland also was looking into the death of a man found outside Tuesday morning.

A 90-year-old Northwest Ohio woman died Monday in Wauseon after her car got stuck in the snow and she tried to walk home. Also Monday, a woman's body was found frozen in the snow at a trailer park near Athens.

Frigid weather on Tuesday hampered crews trying to repair a major water main break that flooded and then iced some downtown Columbus streets the night before.

In Cleveland, commuter rail service linking downtown and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport was halted by frozen switches. Crews used blow torches on the switches, and trains were replaced by shuttle buses.
  
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Michigan

Michigan authorities blame the heavy snow and deep freeze for at least seven deaths — four people who collapsed after shoveling snow and three killed in traffic accidents.

Flint police Capt. T.P. Johnson tells MLive.com that a 75-year-old man was digging out his car Tuesday when he collapsed. Johnson didn't release the man's name. The Oakland County medical examiner's office says a 36-year-old Detroit man, a 57-year-old Milford man and a 67-year-old Pontiac woman all died after shoveling snow.

Police say a car slid in front of an oncoming propane tanker Monday in Otsego County, killing the car's passenger. Fifty-year-old Timothy Nixon of Hastings was killed by a car while walking Saturday in Barry County, and 27-year-old Branden Hewitt of Owendale died Saturday in a two-vehicle crash in Huron County.

The severe cold, icy roads and blowing snow kept driving hazardous, and the State Emergency Operations Center remained partially activated to monitor conditions. AAA Michigan said it helped at least 2,200 motorists affected by the snow and in the first half of Tuesday. The Dearborn-based auto club handled 5,800 calls during a 24-hour period Monday.
  
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New York

Roads and schools were closed and flights canceled across upstate New York on Tuesday as a blizzard slammed the western part of the state, while dangerously cold temperatures gripped eastern areas from the Adirondacks to New York City.
  
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Post time 2014-1-8 10:29:39 |Display all floors
have to admit
some of us in the other parts of the world dont really know what real cold is
ExJ.H

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