Deep Freeze: Polar Blast Chills Country

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    Allan Umscheid, owner of Yards By Al in Lawrence, Kan, feels the bitter wind and catches drifting snow on his face as he runs a snow blower early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Several inches of snow fell on the Lawrence area overnight and wind chill values are forecast to be as low as minus 25 to minus 32 Sunday night through Monday morning. (AP Photo/The Journal-World, Mike Yoder)

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    A woman walks back to her car in the long term parking lot at Indianapolis International Airport, Monday Jan. 6, 2014. The coldest, most dangerous blast of polar air in decades gripped the Midwest and pushed toward the East and South on Monday, closing schools and day care centers, grounding flights and forcing people to pull their hoods and scarves tight to protect exposed skin from nearly instant frostbite. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Joe Vitti)

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    In an image made with a fisheye lens, Marguerite Johnston uncovers her car in Grosse Pointe, Mich., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Michigan residents are preparing for diving temperatures as they dig out from more than 15 inches of snow in places. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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    Daryl Daugherty clears the sidewalk in front of his home, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Carmel, Ind., as temperatures dropped lower than 10 below zero. More than 12 inches of snow fell on Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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    Tabitha Bevill's breath is seen Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, as she waited for a bus on Washington Avenue in Alton, Ill. With more than a foot of snow on the ground across much of Illinois, temperatures plummeted to record-breaking and dangerous levels. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman)

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    Karen Gibbs walks through a labyrinth of icy broken trees and downed power lines to her home on Maplehurst Drive in Belgrade, Maine on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Southeast Maine and parts of the state's interior that have been without electricity since Sunday anticipated 3 to 7 inches of snow by the time the latest system pushed off the coast Thursday night. Utilities worried that the additional weight on branches and transmission lines could cause setbacks in the around-the-clock efforts to restore power. (AP Photo/The Central Maine Morning Sentinel, Michael G. Seamans)

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    In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 photo, Ron, a bison at Brookfield Zoo, is covered in snow and doesn't seemed phased by the frigid temperatures or snow blowing through the Chicago area. The zoo was closed Monday, Jan . 6 due to the snowstorm and sub-zero temperatures and plans to reopen Tuesday. It was only the fourth time in Brookfield Zoo's history dating back to 1934 that it has closed due to severe weather conditions. (AP Photo/Chicago Zoological Society, Jim Schulz)

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    Lynette Johnson snow blows her Springville,NY,driveway in the bitter wind and cold on,Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.(AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr.)

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    Brooke Spencer, 9, makes a face after eating some snow on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at her home in Grand Blanc, Mich. Grand Blanc recorded more than 13 inches of snow. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Michelle Tessier)

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    A passenger jet gets deiced outside the terminal at Indianapolis International Airport, Monday Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Joe Vitti)

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    U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Doug Hanson crosses Harlem Boulevard at Guard Street on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, while walking his route in Rockford, Ill. Hanson, a veteran letter carrier of 26 years, said this is one of the coldest days of work he could remember. A weekend storm that dumped up to 15 inches of snow in some parts of Illinois was followed by a bitter mass of arctic air that plunged temperatures to record lows. (AP Photo/Rockford Register Star, Max Gersh)

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    A bird flies out of the steam rising off the Ohio River near English Park in Owensboro, Ky., on Monday Jan. 6, 2014. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service website the water temperature of the Ohio River at the Cannelton Lock on Monday was 36. Regional highs in air temperature stayed in low single digits with lows recorded below zero. (AP Photo/ Messenger-Inquirer, Jenny Sevcik)

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    Joseph Mosciski, 22, crawls under a car driven by Jeff Fike, 43, in an attempt to free it after Fike got stuck turning onto Hawkshire Drive, where he lives, on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 in Burton, Mich. Fike said he attempted to run an errand at the post office, but found it closed. Mosciski was across the street shoveling snow, and came to help him out, but eventually a truck had to tow Fike out. Burton recorded more than 13 inches of snow. (AP Photo/The Journal, Michelle Tessier)

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    Eastbound I-94 is seen out of the window of Washtenaw County Road Commission group leader and plow driver Paul Schneider during his shift in Chelsea on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Melanie Maxwell)

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    Eli Esch, 13, right, and his dad Tom enjoy the snow fort and igloo they built over the last few weeks, Monday Jan. 6, 2014 in Minneapolis. It is decked out with Christmas lights and the two spent the night in it last week. Eli was enjoying his day off school due to the cold but was relatively warm in the igloo. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe)

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    A person struggles to cross a street in blowing and falling snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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    A garden gnome sits up to its chin in snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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    Jon Kramer, of Bismarck said a good way to beat the cold conditions is with a face mask called the cold avenger. Kramer uses the unusual looking face mask to break the wind as he rides his bicycle Monday Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Tribune, Tom Stromme)

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    The Spirit of Detroit statue is shown covered in snow in Detroit, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Michigan residents are preparing for diving temperatures as they dig out from more than 15 inches of snow in places. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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    Letter carrier Danny Kim clears snow and ice as he climbs on the hood of his mail delivery truck in the parking lot at the U.S. Post Office in Bethesda, Md., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Kim said that despite the storm resulting in many closing of local school systems, he and his colleagues were working on an unchanged schedule. A winter storm that swept across the Midwest this week blew through the Northeast and its biggest cities on Friday, producing more than a foot of snow in spots, giving rise to wind gusts that threatened trees and power lines, and leaving bone-chilling cold in its wake. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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    Drivers of an SUV and a car stand outside their vehicles after they were involved in a collision in a slick intersection in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind., on Monday, Jan 6, 2014. Officials declared a travel warning and state of emergency in an effort to keep vehicles off the roads in response to the winter storm that dumped upwards of 12 inches of snow on the area. The area is experiencing sub-zero temps and blowing and drifting after several inches of snow on Sunday. (AP Photo/The Journal-Gazette, Chad Ryan)

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    In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society, Anana, a polar bear at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill., seems to be enjoy the snow and frigid temperature blowing through the Chicago area. The zoo was closed Monday, Jan . 6 due to the snowstorm and sub-zero temperatures and plans to reopen Tuesday. It was only the fourth time in Brookfield Zoo's history dating back to 1934 that it has closed due to severe weather conditions. (AP Photo/Chicago Zoological Society, Jim Schulz)