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  • A Break in the Cold Snap

    In this Jan. 9, 2014 photo, ice floes cover the surface of the Hudson River off the west side of Midtown Manhattan in New York. After record-breaking cold sent the city into a deep freeze early in the week, temperatures climbed back into the 30's by Friday.
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  • Amazing Photos From the Deep Freeze

    With the polar vortex subsiding, a natural phenomenon known as "steam-fog" can be seen over the Great Lakes as cold air passes over warm water.
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  • Scenes From the Deep Freeze Enveloping the US

    The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls is pictured in Ontario, Jan. 8, 2014. The frigid air and Polar Vortex that affected about 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada will depart during the second half of this week, and a far-reaching January thaw will begin, according to AccuWeather.com.
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  • Scenes From the Deep Freeze Enveloping the US

    A man braves the cold and walks along the shore of Lake Michigan as temperatures remain in the negative digits on January 7, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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  • Scenes From the Deep Freeze Enveloping the US

    Frost is shown on a bus stop in Detroit, Jan. 7, 2014.
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  • Scenes From the Deep Freeze Enveloping the US

    Ice forms on an abandoned dock structure in the East River due to unusually low temperatures caused by a Polar Vortex in New York January 7, 2014.
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  • Scenes From the Deep Freeze Enveloping the US

    Morning commuters bundle up against the cold on the morning of January 7, 2014 in New York.
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  • Scenes From the Deep Freeze Enveloping the US

    Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dip well below zero, Jan. 6, 2014, in Chicago.
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  • Scenes From the Deep Freeze Enveloping the US

    Mist rises from Lake Michigan as temperatures dip well below zero, Jan. 6, 2014, in Chicago.
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  • Scenes From the Deep Freeze Enveloping the US

    Bliss Communications maintenance worker Joe Villa shows the results of working outdoors in -17 degree weather, Jan. 6, 2013.
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  • Scenes From the Deep Freeze Enveloping the US

    Bill Brasche ski masked begins to fill with snow and ice as he braves the subzero temperatures and bitter wind chills to clear out his driveway, Jan. 6, 2014, in Springfield, Ill.
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  • Scenes From the Deep Freeze Enveloping the US

    Bill Brasche braves the subzero temperatures and bitter wind chills to clear out his driveway, Jan. 6, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. A weekend storm dumped up to 15 inches of snow in some parts of Illinois, snarling interstates and shutting down many roads all together.
    Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register/AP Photo
  • Scenes From the Deep Freeze Enveloping the US

    A woman pushes her daughter and their groceries through blowing snow in the Kroger parking lot in Green Acres Plaza on State Street in Saginaw Township, Mich., Jan. 6, 2014.
    Jeff Schrier/The Saginaw News/AP Photo
  • Sub-Freezing Temperatures Hit US

    A man is silhouetted against the arctic sea smoke rising off Lake Michigan in Chicago, Jan. 6, 2014.
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  • Sub-Freezing Temperatures Hit US

    Chris Tinney, 41, removes snow in front of Racquets Downtown Grill and Drs. Gundersen and Zuker's optometrist office on West Western Avenue in Muskegon, Mich., Jan. 6, 2014.
    Ken Stevens/The Muskegon Chronicle/AP Photo
  • Sub-Freezing Temperatures Hit US

    Time and temperature signs agree to the cold temperatures in Lawrence, Kan., Jan. 6, 2014.
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  • Sub-Freezing Temperatures Hit US

    Laurel O'Connor works to scrape ice off of her windshield before driving, Jan. 6, 2013, in Bowling Green, Ky.
    Alex Slitz/Daily News/AP Photo
  • Sub-Freezing Temperatures Hit US

    Two pedestrians go down a street in Chicago's South Loop with temperatures well below zero and wind chills expected to reach 40 to 50 below, Jan. 6, 2014, in Chicago.
    Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo
  • The Aftermath of the Northeast Snowstorm

    Four homeless men warm themselves on a steam grate by the Federal Trade Commission, blocks from the Capitol, during frigid temperatures in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
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  • The Aftermath of the Northeast Snowstorm

    Sunlight streams through the windows of a building which caught on fire in Plattsmouth, Neb., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, and the water sprayed on it by fire fighters froze. Much of the American northeast and the midwest are suffering from sub-freezing temperatures.
    Nati Harnik/AP Photo
  • The Aftermath of the Northeast Snowstorm

    Waves crash against the sea wall near high tide in Scituate, Mass., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
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  • The Aftermath of the Northeast Snowstorm

    Sonja Keller walks her dog along the shore in Scituate, Mass., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
    Michael Dwyer/AP Photo
  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    A view of the flooding in Scituate, Mass., Jan. 3, 2014.
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  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    A view of the flooding in Scituate, Mass., Jan. 3, 2014.
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  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    A view of the flooding in Scituate, Mass., Jan. 3, 2014.
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  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    A view of the flooding in Scituate, Mass., Jan. 3, 2014.
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  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    A view of the flooding in Scituate, Mass., Jan. 3, 2014.
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  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    Wilkes-Barre Area School District employee Bob Nahill clears a sidewalk in front of Coughlin High School, Jan. 3, 2014 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Northern and eastern Pennsylvania saw 6 to 8 inches of snow, while southern and western Pennsylvania saw 2 to 5 inches, the National Weather Service said.
    Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice/AP Photo
  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    Heavy surf breaks over the seawall after a winter storm, Jan. 3, 2014, in Hampton, N.H.
    Jim Cole/AP Photo
  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    Bicycles are covered in snow at Rockefeller Center, Jan. 3, 2014, in New York, the morning after the first major snowstorm of the winter.
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  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    A woman is bundled up against the cold in Boston, Jan. 3, 2014. A heavy snowstorm and dangerously cold conditions gripped the northeastern U.S. on Friday, delaying flights, paralyzing road travel and closing schools and government offices across the region.
    Brian Snyder/Reuters
  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    Sanitation trucks outfitted with snow plows clear Fifth Avenue of snow, Jan. 3, 2014, in New York. 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.
    John Minchillo/AP Photo
  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    An Amtrak train kicks up fresh snow as it speeds southbound, Jan. 3, 2014, in Schodack Landing, N.Y. The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings through Friday morning in most of the state. Temperatures are in the single digits or below zero, with the wind making it feel as cold as 20-30 below zero in some areas.
    Mike Groll/AP Photo
  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    A pedestrian uses cross-country skis along East 58th Street during his morning commute, Jan. 3, 2014, in New York.
    John Minchillo/AP Photo
  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    A tattered flag flies by a flooded yard along the shore in Scituate, Mass., Jan. 3, 2014. A blustering winter storm that dropped nearly 2 feet of snow just north of Boston, shut down major highways in New York and Pennsylvania and forced U.S. airlines to cancel thousands of flights nationwide.
    Michael Dwyer/AP Photo
  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    Postal Service letter carrier Danny Kim clears off snow and ice as he climbs on the hood of his mail delivery truck in the parking lot of the Post Office in Bethesda, Md., Jan. 3, 2014. Kim said that despite the storm resulting in many closings of local school systems, he and his colleagues were working on an unchanged schedule.
    Charles Dharapak/AP Photo
  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shovels the sidewalk in front of his house in New York, Jan. 3, 2014. New York City public schools were closed Friday after up to 7 inches of snow fell by morning in the first snowstorm of the winter. It the first test for the new mayor hours after he was sworn in.
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  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    Workers clear sidewalks of snow on Fifth Avenue, Jan. 3, 2014, in New York.
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  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    A man plows snow in a parking lot following an overnight snowstorm that hit the northern New Jersey region, Jan. 3, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Thursday, urging residents to stay home. Schools were closed as temperatures dipped below 20 degrees, with wind-chills below zero in some places.
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  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    Snow blankets the grounds outside the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 3, 2014, in Washington, following a snowstorm hit the Northeast.
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  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    Pedestrians brave wind and snow as they cross Fifth Avenue, Jan. 3, 2014, in New York. A winter storm slammed into the U.S. Northeast with howling winds and frigid cold, dumping nearly 2 feet of snow in some parts and whipping up blizzard-like conditions Friday.
    John Minchillo/AP Photo
  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    Firefighters shovel snow in front of their firehouse in the Brooklyn borough of New York, following a winter storm that left up to 7 inches of snow, Jan. 3, 2014.
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  • Northeast Digs Out From Under Snow

    A woman works to dig a car out of the snow during a winter storm in Boston, Jan. 3, 2014. A major snowstorm producing blizzard-like conditions brought bone-chilling temperatures and high winds from the lower Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic coast, with nearly 2 feet of snow falling in some areas of Massachusetts.
    Brian Snyder/Reuters
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    A snow plow pushes snow through Times Square in New York, Jan. 3, 2014. The governors of New York and New Jersey declared a state of emergency and urged residents to stay indoors as a major storm, called Hercules by local media, hit the northeastern United States, bringing heavy snow and delaying or cancelling thousands of flights.
    Carlo Allegri/Reuters
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    A pedestrian takes a photograph under falling snow in Times Square, Jan. 2, 2014, in New York. The storm is expected to bring snow, stiff winds and punishing cold into the Northeast.
    John Minchillo/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    Snow accumulates on an NYPD officer in Times Square, Jan. 2, 2014, in New York. The snow storm is expected to bring snow, stiff winds and punishing cold into the Northeast.
    John Minchillo/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    People walk through a cold and snowy Washington Park, Jan. 2, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Up to 5 inches of snow already had fallen in eastern New York by Thursday morning, but the National Weather Service said some areas from Buffalo to Albany could get a total of up to 14 inches by the time the coastal storm moves out Friday morning.
    Mike Groll/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    Highway crews work to clear snow from roads, Jan. 2, 2014, in Henniker, N.H. About 6 to 10 inches of snow is expected in the southern half of New Hampshire, and up to a foot in the Seacoast area. The storm is expected to last into Friday morning.
    Jim Cole/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    Law enforcement, fire and rescue workers prepare to remove an injured passenger from a car that was in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, Jan. 2, 2014, near Winchester,Va., as snow fell in the northern Shenandoah Valley.
    Scott Mason/The Winchester Star/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    Snow accumulates on the tinted windows of a bus stop, Jan. 2, 2014, in Portland, Maine. Blizzard-like conditions with a wind chill factor of minus 30 degrees are expected before the storm clears out on Friday.
    Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    A worker at a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation facility dumps salt into a truck as preparations are made for an expected winter storm, Jan. 2, 2014, in Philadelphia.
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  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    Maintenance worker Joe Ehrenberg uses an Unimog to clear snow from a ramp at the Southwest Michigan Regional Airport, Jan. 2, 2014, in Benton Harbor, Mich.
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  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    A horse grazes among snow-covered trees at a farm along Red Arrow Highway in Benton Harbor, Mich., Jan. 2, 2014.
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  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    Tim Johnson, left, and Michael Bennett clear the snow from the sidewalks and steps around St. James Lutheran Church, Jan. 2, 2014, in Lafayette, Ind. North central Indiana was blanketed on Thursday by several inches of snow.
    John Terhune/Journal & Courier/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    Emergency workers respond to a vehicle that slid off the road on Interstate 94 near Kalamazoo, Mich., Jan. 2, 2014. A multi-day storm dropped up to a foot of snow on parts of Michigan, causing crashes and spinouts on roadways. Snowfall began Tuesday and continued Thursday morning.
    Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    Two-month-old Jack Hsi takes a nap sheltered in his baby carrier while snow falls in Boston, Jan. 2, 2014. Up to 14 inches of snow is forecast for the Boston area.
    Elise Amendola/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    A snow tuber enjoys a slide down the "Monster Sled" adjacent to the left field wall at Fenway Park as snow falls in Boston, Jan. 2, 2014.
    Elise Amendola/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    Connecticut Department of Transportation plows clear snow off of Route 183 in Torrington, Conn., Jan. 2, 2014. As much as a foot of snow or more was forecast for some areas in the Northeast overnight Thursday into Friday, and temperatures were expected to plummet, with some areas seeing highs just above zero, according to the National Weather Service.
    Mike Orazzi/The Bristol Press/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    Elaine Gronewald, foreground, and Cory Bachesta help a stranded motorist on a slippery and hilly portion of road, Jan. 2, 2014, in Kirkwood, Mo. Snow began falling Wednesday and continued into Thursday morning, coating the ground with 2- to 5-inches.
    Huy Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    Handyman Warren Page uses a snow blower on the sidewalk outside Lamb's Bride Child Care Center, Jan. 2, 2014, in St. Louis.
    Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm in Northeast

    Morning commuters walk against blowing snow, Jan. 2, 2014, in Chicago. As much as a foot of snow or more was forecast for some areas in the Northeast overnight Thursday into Friday, and temperatures were expected to plummet, with some areas seeing highs just above zero, according to the National Weather Service.
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  • Winter Storm in Northeast

    Naoom Haimson walks his dog, Molly, on the snow-covered Monon Trail in Carmel, Ind., Jan. 2, 2014. Over 5 inches of snow fell in Central Indiana.
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  • Winter Storm Bears Down on Northeast

    Ethan Hays, 8, sleds face down a hill in Indianapolis, Jan. 2, 2014. Over 5 inches of snow fell in Central Indiana.
    Michael Conroy/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm in Northeast

    Cars are covered by snow in a rental car parking lot at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Jan. 2, 2014. Another one to three inches of snow could fall across the Chicago metro area today with even more falling in the southern part of the region, according to the National Weather Service.
    Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm in Northeast

    A pedestrian walks past a replica of the Fenway Park scoreboard during a winter snowstorm in Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 2, 2014.
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  • Winter Storm in Northeast

    Christina Kistler walks her dog Sheldon in the snow, Jan. 2, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Snow and bone-chilling temperatures are greeting morning commuters across New York on the first work day of 2014, with some upstate areas expected to get more than a foot of snow by the weekend.
    Mike Groll/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm in Northeast

    A pedestrian walks in the snow, Jan. 2, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
    Mike Groll/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm in Northeast

    A pedestrian walks through the snow outside the state Capitol, Jan. 2, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
    Mike Groll/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm in Northeast

    Commuters drive on snowy road in Chicago, Jan. 2, 2014.
    Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm in Northeast

    Travelers walk to a train station in a parking lot at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Jan. 2, 2014.
    Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm in Northeast

    A Frontier airlines plane waits for passengers at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Jan. 2, 2014.
    Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo
  • Winter Storm in Northeast

    A van is pulled from a ditch along Interstate 94 near U.S. Route 127 in Jackson, Mich., Jan. 2, 2014.
    J. Scott Park/The Jackson Citizen Patriot/AP Photo
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