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Winter smacks Colorado, US

Snow, ice and cold were in abundance this weekend.

Frigid temperatures and sunny weather turn melting snow into large icycles on a home in the Old North End on Sunday, January 5, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Frigid temperatures and sunny weather turn melting snow into large icycles on a home in the Old North End on Sunday, January 5, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT

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Edward Stevens shovels the snow on a sidewalk in the Old North End of Colorado Springs on Sunday, January 5, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Edward Stevens shovels the snow on a sidewalk in the Old North End of Colorado Springs on Sunday, January 5, 2013. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

JERILEE BENNETT

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A Colorado State Patrol officer examines a car that slid off Marksheffel Road and rolled near Barnes Road in Colorado Springs, Colo. Saturday afternoon, January 4, 2014. Two occupants of the car were transported to the hospital. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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City of Colorado Springs Park and Recreation employees Brad Lovelis, left, and Troy Boyd backpack blow the snow off a sidewalk at Acacia Park Saturday, January 4, 2014. One to three inches of snow are expected to fall throughout the day. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette

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The view of Pikes Peak from downtown Colorado Springs on Sunday morning. (Jerry Herman, The Gazette)

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Looking north toward Canon City, with Pikes Peak barely visible, on Sunday morning. (Jerry Herman, The Gazette)

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Centennial Park in Canon City on Sunday morning. (Jerry Herman, The Gazette)

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J.B. Forbes

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Mohamed Yusuf, right, jump starts his stepfather Mohamed Adem's car on Neland Avenue SE in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. More snow is expected to blanket the state throughout the evening. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Andrew Kuhn) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

Andrew Kuhn

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Javin Meux enjoys the sledding at Reservoir Park in Fort Wayne, Ind, Sunday, Jan 5, 2014. Several hours of light but steady snow brought out sledders and cautious drivers. (AP Photo, The Journal Gazette/Samuel Hoffman) NEWS-SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; MAGS OUT MBO

Samuel Hoffman

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Deep Freeze Illinois
A truck moves cautiously through blowing snow in I-74 eastbound through Urbana, Ill., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Icy, snow-covered roads and high winds made travel treacherous from the Dakotas and Michigan to Missouri as much of the nation braced for the next winter wallop: a dangerous cold that could break records. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, Holly Hart) MANDATORY CREDIT

Holly Hart

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Elizabeth Madden (left) and Joe Williams (right) slip while Brooke Porter continues to push Nicole Watkins' car out of a snow drift on Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014, in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)

J.B. Forbes

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Deep Freeze Illinois
A man carrying a snow shovel walks along Market Street in Champaign, Ill., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Icy, snow-covered roads and high winds made travel treacherous from the Dakotas and Michigan to Missouri as much of the nation braced for the next winter wallop: a dangerous cold that could break records. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, Holly Hart) MANDATORY CREDIT

Holly Hart

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Sledders ignore the cold, blowing snow to have fun on one of the golf courses in Forest Park on Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

J.B. Forbes

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Ray Pass gets a chance to use his cross country skis on a street in University City near his home on Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014. Pass, who is originally from New York, said this snow is "nothing" compared to snows back east. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)

J.B. Forbes

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Halle Crawford rests on her bag Lambert-St. Louis International Airport after her flight to New York was cancelled because of snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Heavy snow combined with strong winds and bitter cold created a dangerous winter mix Sunday over much of Missouri, prompting the canceling of flights and officials to warn people to stay off the roads if possible. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Jeff Roberson

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Fresh snow falls on Detroit's Belle Isle, Sunday, January 5, 2013. The metro Detroit area is bracing for up to 14 inches of new snow in the area. Diane Weiss/Detroit Free Press (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Diane Weiss) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES

Diane Weiss

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Ryan Metcalf tries to hang on to his golden retriever, Daisy, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Brentwood, Mo. Metcalf said that Daisy loves the snow. Snow-covered roads and high winds were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)

J.B. Forbes

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Deep Freeze Indiana
Todd and Shellie Gelwicks, daughter Kaitlin and cousin Austin Dunn (and dog Seester) play in the snow in their yard in Fort Wayne, Ind., Sunday, Jan 5, 2014. Several hours of light but steady snow brought out sledders and cautious drivers. (AP Photo, The Journal Gazette/Samuel Hoffman)

Samuel Hoffman

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Deep Freeze Minn
Three brothers, from left, Connor, Trevor and Austin Bartz built this 16 foot high snow shark in the front yard of their New Brighton, Minn. home, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. It took them around 95 hours of work and they gathered the snow from houses in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT, MAGS OUT

Glen Stubbe

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Deep Freeze Minn
Three brothers, from left, Trevor, Connor, and Austin Bartz built this 16 foot high snow shark in the front yard of their New Brighton, Minn. home, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. It took them around 95 hours of work and they gathered the snow from houses in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe) ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT, MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT, MAGS OUT

Glen Stubbe

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Deep Freeze Illinois
Motorists drive along a snow covered northbound Interstate-94 in Chicago on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Sunday night temperatures will drastically drop to about minus 20 degrees. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Nam Y. Huh

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Deep Freeze Indiana
A women walks on a snow covered road Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Zionsville, Ind. Snow that began in parts of Indiana 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/Darron Cummings)

Darron Cummings

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Deep Freeze Indiana
A car is covered in snow Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Zionsville, Ind. Snow that began in parts of Indiana 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/Darron Cummings)

Darron Cummings

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Elizabeth Madden (left) and Joe Williams (right) slip while Brooke Porter continues to push Nicole Watkins' car out of a snow drift on Sunday morning, Jan. 5, 2014, in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)

J.B. Forbes

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Jan Chamberlin of Webster Groves clears her sidewalk as snow continues to fall on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Chamberlin's husband recently came home from the hospital after having heart surgery, so she was making sure the area was clear in case of an emergency. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

Robert Cohen

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Rebecca Gee heads for home as she trains for a backpacking trip to Arizona while walking down Selma Avenue in Webster Groves on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

Robert Cohen

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Beth Lowe, 34, and her daughter Caitlin Lowe, 3, both of Grosse Pointe sled down a hill at Patterson Park in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. After reports of over 15 inches of snow sent people into a frenzy to stock up on supplies, many now are taking to the streets to enjoy the snow. Jarrad Henderson/Detroit Free Press (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Jarrad Henderson ) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES

Jarrad Henderson

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Kevin Bingham of Detroit uses the new fresh snow for cross country skiing with his wife and dogs on Detroit's Belle Isle, Sunday, January 5, 2013. The metro Detroit area is bracing for up to 14 inches of new snow in the area. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Diane Weiss) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES

Diane Weiss

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Mohamed Yusuf, right, jump starts his stepfather Mohamed Adem's car on Neland Avenue SE in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. More snow is expected to blanket the state throughout the evening. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Andrew Kuhn) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

Andrew Kuhn

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Jack Guipe, of Goshen, Ind., plows his neighbor's walk along south Fifth Street Sunday as snow fell in Goshen, Ind. Sunday Jan. 5, 2014. Goshen saw several inches of snowfall throughout the day Sunday and winds picked with temperatures falling making all travel treacherous. (Sam Householder/The (AP Photo/The News,Sam Householder ) ELKHART TRUTH OUT

Sam Householder

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Deep Freeze Kansas
Matt Brown uses a snow blower to clear snow from his house in Wichita, Kan., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Jaime Green)

Jaime Green

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Deep Freeze Kansas
Matt Brown uses a snow blower to clear snow from his house in Wichita, Kan., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Jaime Green)

Jaime Green

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Srirupa Chatterjee holds her hood as she crosses a street Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Heavy snow continues to fall Sunday with forecasters calling for up to a foot (30 centimeters) in eastern Missouri and parts of central Illinois followed by bitter cold. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Jeff Roberson

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Rebecca Gee heads for home as she trains for a backpacking trip to Arizona while walking down Selma Avenue in Webster Groves on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

Robert Cohen

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Kevin Koogler of AAA heads back to his truck after helping a motorist on Kirkwood Road on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

Robert Cohen

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Cindy Lefton skis through Forest Park during a heavy snowfall on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. "I live in the (Skinker) DeBaliviere neighborhood. This is my backyard," said Lefton. Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions from Missouri to Delaware on Sunday ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation in the coming days, likely setting records. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

Robert Cohen

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Three men protect themselves from the elements as they walk in Chicago's Loop with temperatures well below zero and wind chills expected to reach 40 to 50 below Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Chicago. A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended Monday into much of the U.S. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Charles Rex Arbogast

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The Chicago Skyline sits as a backdrop as fog drifts across Monroe Harbor with temperatures well below zero and wind chills expected to reach 40 to 50 below, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Chicago. A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended Monday into much of the U.S. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Charles Rex Arbogast

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A blanket of fog covers Lake Michigan along the Chicago shoreline Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 as temperatures dove well below zero and wind chills were expected to reach 40 to 50 below. A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended Monday into much of the U.S. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Teresa Crawford

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Steam rises from the tops of buildings in the Chicago skyline Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, as a whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended on the city. Much of the U.S. has been hit with a dangerous cold that could break decades-old records with wind chill warnings stretching from Montana to Alabama. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Teresa Crawford

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Motorists navigate northbound U.S. 31 near the I-96 exit in blowing snow and sub-zero conditions Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2014, near Norton Shores, Mich. A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended Monday into much of the U.S. (AP Photo/The Muskegon Chronicle, Ken Stevens) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

KEN STEVENS

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Deep Freeze Kansas
A horse dozes in a shed while a cat makes it's way through snow on a farm near Lecompton, Kan., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Orlin Wagner

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Deep Freeze Kansas
Cattle feed in a pasture near Lecompton, Kan., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Cattle with their thick hides and heavy coats can usually weather the cold temperatures well as long as there is not much snow to get them wet. Luckily, it is too early for most ranchers to calve yet in Kansas. But the brutally cold temperatures make it hard for the ranchers who must make sure they have plenty of unfrozen water, feed and bedding. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Orlin Wagner

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Deep Freeze Michigan
Peter Vasquez of Flint carries his shovel while walking through the drifting snow along a plowed Saginaw Street in downtown Flint, Mich., on Monday Jan. 6, 2014 after a snowstorm dumped several inches if snow in the area. A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended Monday into much of the U.S. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES

RYAN GARZA

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Deep Freeze Michigan
Motorist travel along snow covered Grand River Avenue on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in downtown Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Jarrad Henderson) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES.

Jarrad Henderson

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Deep Freeze Michigan
Snow blankets trees at the Rosy Mound Natural Area, a park in Ottawa County's Grand Haven Township, Mich., Sunday Jan. 5, 2014. A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a "polar vortex" descended Monday into much of the U.S. (AP Photo/The Muskegon Chronicle, Ken Stevens) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

KEN STEVENS

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Icicles hang off a building as snow blows off its roof Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. After the area was blanketed by snow on Sunday, dangerous cold settled across Missouri on Monday amid warnings that even a few minutes of exposure for people and pets could be deadly. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Jeff Roberson

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Deep Freeze Missouri
A bank thermometer reads minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit as people walk past Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. After the area was blanketed by snow on Sunday, dangerous cold settled across Missouri on Monday amid warnings that even a few minutes of exposure for people and pets could be deadly. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Jeff Roberson

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Deep Freeze Missouri
A man who declined to be identified covers his face from the cold as as he walks Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. After the area was blanketed by snow on Sunday, dangerous cold settled across Missouri on Monday amid warnings that even a few minutes of exposure for people and pets could be deadly. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Jeff Roberson

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Deep Freeze Ohio
Caleb Panning shovels snow, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ohio. Temperatures in the area dipped below zero. Frigid, dense air swirled across much of the U.S. on Monday. (AP Photo/Sentinel-Tribune, J.D. Pooley) MANDATORY CREDIT, TOLEDO BLADE OUT

J.D. Pooley

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Deep Freeze Illinois
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) MANDATORY CREDIT

Max Gersh

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Regina Bielkus of Rockford runs on the Midway Village Museum Loop on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Rockford, Ill. Bielkus says she runs every day, no matter the weather but plans on taking Monday off.(AP Photo/Rockford Register Star, Max Gersh ) MANDATORY CREDIT

Max Gersh

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Deep Freeze Illinois
U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Doug Hanson sorts mail as he walks his route on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 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) MANDATORY CREDIT

Max Gersh

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Deep Freeze Michigan
A large mountain of snow piles over the top of the rubble of the former 19-story Genesee Towers on Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2014, in downtown Flint, Mich. The harshest winter conditions in 20 years are heading for Michigan, including temperatures expected to dive as low as minus 15. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Jake May) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

Jake May

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Deep Freeze Michigan
Motorist travel along snow covered Grand River Avenue on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in downtown Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Jarrad Henderson) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES.

Jarrad Henderson

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Deep Freeze Missouri
Jerome Harris is bundled up against the weather as wind blows up his scarf Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. After the area was blanketed by snow on Sunday, dangerous cold settled across Missouri on Monday amid warnings that even a few minutes of exposure for people and pets could be deadly. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Jeff Roberson

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Deep Freeze Missouri
A person crosses a snow-covered street Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. After the area was blanketed by snow on Sunday, dangerous cold settled across Missouri on Monday amid warnings that even a few minutes of exposure for people and pets could be deadly. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Jeff Roberson

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Deep Freeze Pennsylvania
Pennyslvania State store general manager Keith Poplinski shovels snow without a jacket on in Johnstown, Pa., Monday Jan. 6, 2013 . A wind chill warning is in effect for the area from 3p Monday until noon Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Todd Berkey) THE MORNING CALL OUT; DAILY AMERICAN OUT; WJAC-TV OUT

Todd Berkey

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Deep Freeze
Linda Jimmerson, from Florissant, makes her way through a snow drift in downtown St. Louis on her way home from work on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Bitter cold of -6 degrees, wind and blowing snow from Sunday's storm a greeted morning commuters on Monday. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

David Carson

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Discharge from a snow blower falls in front of snow covered tress as a man clears his driveway in Indianapolis Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 as temperatures hovered around 10 below zero. More than 12 inches of snow fell on Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Michael Conroy

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