Millions wake up in polar temperatures as spring cold blast hits

Record cold and snow has settled in from Arkansas to Indiana as a deep freeze sweeps across the Midwest and Northeast.
2:23 | 04/22/21

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The rockies and the Houston Astros taking the field. She is tracking the latest. Good morning, ginger. Good morning, Amy. I wanted to put the parka away. That's not the case. Nearly 40 cities tying or breaking record lows this morning. We are feeling the mid-20s above freezing. Certainly a windchill. We are in full on spring plus winter. Woof it on dash cam capturing a semi barreling down the highway. It starts swerving before losing control slamming into a snowplow. The plow flipping over and truck sliding on its side. One person killed in that wreck. More than 34 days into spring and that record cold and snow settling in from Arkansas to ft. Wayne, Indiana. Nearly two inches falling in an hour. More than 8 inches in Ohio. Ahead of it severe storms. Hail pelting brookl, New York, followed by a nearly 30-degree temperature tumble. Horses getting ready for the Kentucky derby. In Denver, a wreck shutting down interstate 70 for hours. And the rockies taking the field for a snowy win over the Houston Astros. So let me show you the numbers. Fayetteville, arc a. To Dan, bury, Connecticut, freeze warnings. I hope people covered those plants. I don't know how those tulips and daffodils will do. We'll be this bottom out feeling for another 24 hours but things will buoy. That is good news. We should point out you're not there to cover sprinter but there for Earth day. Yes, celebrating this great lake, I fell in love with the weather and the atmosphere and the world on this lake but look what's happened. Families living on the edge, severe erosion, we will connect this to climate change and celebrate Earth day later on, Amy. We look forward to all of that, ginger. Thank you.

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