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Photos: The eastern US is frozen over, with colder temperatures on the way

Reuters/Mike Segar
Now, the bigger chill.
By Johnny Simon
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

As cities across the northeastern US dig out from heavy snow, temperatures are plunging to 20 to 30 degrees below the average, thanks to the polar vortex. With the wind chill, it can feel more like -10°F (about -23 °C) in some areas.

Fueled by frigid arctic air and powerful winds, this week’s “bomb cyclone” brought more than a foot of snow in parts of New York City. Around New England, snow accumulated at the rate of 3 inches per hour, reports NBC News. Airports in New York were closed for the day and hundreds of flights were canceled in Boston.

The snow and wind also brought flooding, car accidents and power outages.


AP Photo/Julio Cortez
A group of men help a motorist stuck in the snow near the Asbury Park, New Jersey boardwalk Jan. 4, 2018.
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
Little traffic was seen even on 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan on Jan. 4.
Reuters/Mike Segar
Stranded travelers wait in the Delta Airlines terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Jan. 4.
Reuters/Brian Snyder
A woman watches ocean waves overtop the seawall in the Boston suburb of Lynn, Massachusetts on Jan. 4.
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A Boston firefighter wades through flood waters from Boston Harbor on Long Wharf in Boston.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Firefighters extinguish a vehicle fire in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
Front loaders dump snow into a melter while clearing LaGuardia Airport on Jan. 4.
EPA/College of Charleston/Erin Perkins
A photo from the College of Charleston Jan. 4. shows a rare snowfall on the  campus in South Carolina.
EPA/Alba Vigaray
Pedestrians brave the wind and snow in New York City on Jan. 4.
EPA/Justin Lane
A girl runs through the snow and wind as she crosses the Brooklyn Bridge on Jan 4.
EPA/Matt Campbell
Snow plows work to keep ahead of the rapidly falling snow in Norfolk, Massachusettes.
EPA/CJ Gunther
A pedestrian walks along the Revere Beach Boulevard in Revere, Massachusetts on Jan. 4.
Reuters/Brian Snyder
Da Thi Hoang and Searidang Pa wait at Logan International Airport in Boston after flying in from Los Angeles only to find their bus to Middlebury, Vermont was canceled.
Reuters/Mike Segar
Men struggle against wind and snow as they push a shopping cart across 125th Street in Manhattan on Jan. 4.

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