About a dozen states face bone-chilling weather

The National Weather Service is calling these conditions "life-threatening." ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
2:16 | 01/22/19

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We begin with millions of people waking up with an Arctic blast keeping wind chills far below zero in many areas the National Weather Service is calling the conditions life threatening. States from Maine all the way down of the Carolinas already deep freeze now another storm moving across the plains could. Mean at dangerous evening commute tonight from Obama hot to Chicago to Detroit. This morning people in a dozen seats facing bone chilling temperatures are colored. I am freaked me this morning wind chills and not getting above twenty degrees as far south as Columbia, South Carolina. And in Vermont negative 161. Of the State's largest ski resorts Jay peak closing Monday it was too cold to ski. But the coldest place in America. Atop mount Washington and in New Hampshire where it felt like a minus 87. In Albany, New York they're freeze followed a foot of snow this is called this is ridiculous stuff Roland. The planned solar so I've ever seen that dangerous weather now being blamed for at least seven deaths including a twelve year old girl near Chicago. Esther John good daughter of the pastor was building a snow fort across the street from the family's church. When it collapsed. Flowers now memorialize the spot where it happened she often with a friend or her brother. I they would jam. And carve it out and make it a little snow fort that was hit dancing every winter. In Newport, Rhode Island more than 7000. Customers have no heat this morning. After a grid outage caused them to lose gaps the seats governor declaring a state of emergency for that county. Outside Boston this driver couldn't stop sliding down a hill and a driveway of her into an ice Redford these kids. In Michigan I issue dams forming on the saint Clair river. Before a break comes from the Arctic air people are doing what ever they can to stay warm. I have a couple of layers of pants on a couple of Sox. I have scarf around my face for sure aren't think Keenan who I was history but history tells yet the drink how the storm. The gold broke records in several cities in the northeast and meanwhile as we mentioned another storm is targeting the upper midwest today.

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