Deadly Ice

Digging out from the drifts as the coldest air of the season moves in for New Year's.
2:30 | 12/30/12

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We'll turn now to the deep freeze on its way to a huge stretch of the country. The coldest winter weather this season. It come as so many are still digging out from two snowstorms in a row. A worker clearing the stadium in foxborough. And navigating the snowy roads in pennsylvania. Meantime, it's been a deadly night on the road out west, all because of the snow. Here's abc meteorologist ginger zee now. Reporter: On the icy roads of the blue mountains near pendleton, oregon, a tour bus crashed today, killing five people and injuring at least 20. Driving was disastrous this weekend after the latest winter storm in the east. There was a 20-car pileup in new hampshire. There was debris everywhere. You could see it. You had to duck not be hit by a fender or some exploding plastic grills. Unbelievable. Caller: In wisconsin, i-94 was like a parking lot. Dangerous dr in portland, maine. Central ohio folks were traveling far from highway speeds. In lexington, kentucky, crews worked day and night to keep that from happening. In st. Louis, that did happen. Black ice sent this suv tumbling into an icy river. Inside a mother and her three children. I can only imagine what she thought with the three kids in the back seat. First responders jumped in and no one was hurt. Tonight it's the cold and wind in durham, connecticut. A freezing reminder that this is what winter looks like. Well, the holidays are supposed to be a little easier than this. Ginger, you say this cold is going to say and some places will get colder. Right. That's just the problem. You may go above freezing during the day, but at night, a lot of places going to see black ice problems on the road still. Let me show you how cold. Chicago is a place we're focusing in on. Haven't seen a low temperature for 38 days. The numbers going up to 22 around new year's day. New york city by that time, mid week, below freezing too. Then look at one more thing, new year's eve. Atlanta 47, look at new york, times square 35. Chicago will be around 24. Rain and snow only in the northern arkansas, southern missouri area.

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