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Tue 14 Dec 2010 11:16 AM

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Bone-chilling temperatures freeze Chicago

Snow, frigid temperatures, and high winds have wreaked havoc across midwest US

Bone-chilling temperatures freeze Chicago
Snow, frigid temperatures, and high winds caused the cancelation of over 1,500 flights at the cities airports and wreaked havoc across the US Midwest (Getty Images)
Bone-chilling temperatures freeze Chicago
Ice clings to trees along the lakefront after wind gusts upwards of 40 miles per hour blew waves onto the shore and temperatures in the low teens quickly turned the spray to ice December 13, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois (Getty Images)
Bone-chilling temperatures freeze Chicago
Commuters make their way through downtown as temperatures hovered in the single digits during the morning rush hour December 13, 2010 in Chicago (Getty Images)
Bone-chilling temperatures freeze Chicago
Ice hangs from a railing along of Lake Michigan after wind gusts upwards of 40 miles per hour and temperatures in the low teens covered the shoreline with ice (Getty Images)
Bone-chilling temperatures freeze Chicago
The cold air mixed with wet surfaces could create dangerous flash freezes, making travel treacherous, AccuWeather said (Getty Images)
Bone-chilling temperatures freeze Chicago
Commuters make their way through downtown as temperatures hovered in the single digits during the morning rush hour December 13, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images)
Bone-chilling temperatures freeze Chicago
While the midwestern skies had mostly cleared, the landscape was ice-bound and blanketed with snow (Getty Images)
Bone-chilling temperatures freeze Chicago
With wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour the wind chill temperatures in the city have been around -10 degrees. (Getty Images)
Bone-chilling temperatures freeze Chicago
Frigid temperatures will hit New York City and Philadelphia by Tuesday (Getty Images)