Dramatic photos capture the moments fire crews raced to rescue a woman from her submerged car after she drove into an icy pond at an Indiana apartment complex, the Indianapolis Fire Department said.
Several people witnessed the event and called 911 for help.
"There's a car inside of a pond!" one caller said.
"They're stuck," another caller said. "There's no way to open that door."
"Roll down your window and get on top of the car!" a third person yelled out.
The woman was rescued and hospitalized in critical condition, the fire department said.
Just two days earlier, the Indianapolis Fire Department posted video of officers conducting ice rescue training.
The winter weather dangers aren't just in the Midwest. Police in the Northeast and the South are also on high-alert for problems on the road.
The U.S. Coast Guard said it aided two tugboats beset by ice in the Hudson River in New York.
In Montgomery County, Maryland, people were rescued Tuesday night after a car was stuck in icy water, according to local police.
In Connecticut, minor injuries were reported after a two-car crash, the Connecticut State Police said.
"Thankfully everyone was able to get out of the car and frigid water," the state police tweeted.
The police department in North Richland Hills, Texas, tweeted Sunday that a car hit a police vehicle after going over an icy patch. Neither driver was seriously injured, police said.