Polar chill brings US to halt

Updated: Jan 07, 2014 15:01 IST

Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city.   (AFP photo)
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Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (AFP photo)

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