Numbing cold wave grips the U.S.
December 31, 2017 | 2:31 PM
by Times TV

New York City: A numbing cold wave has gripped the U.S.

The torrent of arctic air that poured into many parts of the United States this week tightened its grip on Saturday and brought record cold to some spots. Dangerously cold weather brought life to a standstill on the last weekend of the year, and icy conditions created a hazard for drivers in central Indiana

Trooper Thomas Bennett, Indiana State Police said: "It's pretty hectic out here the roads are pretty slick there's slush all over the place snow is blowing."

Windchill warnings have been issued across several states in the Midwest- including North Dakota... with temperatures plunging to 20 below. Bone chilling cold weather also setting over the U.S. east cost. Authorities in Baltimore have issued a code blue alert-- asking children and the elderly to stay indoors.

And in Erie Pennsylvania, thousands of residents are still digging their way out of a historic storm that dropped nearly 6 feet of snow.. The bitter cold spurring cancellations of several New Year's day events, including polar bear plunges across Maine and New Jersey...but Arctic freeze or not, Coney Island's famous dip in the ocean is still a go.

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