One of the coldest spells in HISTORY wreaks havoc across the Midwest where rail tracks are set alight to keep trains moving and people are warned to ‘avoid taking deep breaths’ in -70 wind chill

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
By Paul Martin

A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday
Plummeting temperatures in Chicago have forecasters predicting that the city will be colder than parts of Alaska, the North Pole and Antarctica
US Postal Service will not deliver mail in several Midwest states on Wednesday because of the dangerous cold
More than 2,200 flights were canceled early Wednesday, largely out of Chicago, according to FlightAware
The big chill in the Midwest came on the heels of major Winter Storm Jayden that dumped up to a foot of snow on the region over the weekend – and was to blame for at least four deaths
Officials have warned that the temperatures will only become more life-threatening as the week progresses
Forecasters advised against breathing deeply or talking while outside and warned that frostbite and hypothermia issues could occur within seconds
Governors in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan have all declared emergencies as the worst of the cold threatened on Wednesday

By VALERIE EDWARDS
DAILYMAIL.COM
30 January 2019

A deadly arctic deep freeze is wreaking havoc on tens of millions of people across the United States as they are hit with recording-breaking low temperatures that have halted postal services, cancelled more than 2,200 flights and shutdown schools and businesses.

Plummeting temperatures in Chicago have forecasters predicting that the city will be colder than parts of Alaska, the North Pole and Antarctica by Wednesday night.

The National Weather service says the temperature in Chicago dropped early Wednesday to minus 19 degrees, which breaks the previous record low for the day that was set in 1966. Temperatures are expected drop as low as negative 28 degrees as the day progresses.

In comparison, temperatures are predicted to be in the teens and lows 20s at the US McMurdo Antarctic research station. Temperatures in the North Pole are expected to reach minus 20 degrees and Alaska is forecast to have high in the mid-teens.

The extreme weather conditions have prompted Amtrak to cancel all trains into and out of Chicago on Wednesday and most services to or from Chicago on Thursday. Crews had to set rail tracks in fire to keeps trains moving smoothly on Tuesday.

More than 2,200 flights were canceled early Wednesday, largely out of Chicago O’Hare and Chicago Midway international airports, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.

The U.S. Postal Service has also taken the rare step of suspending mail delivery to parts of Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, the Dakotas and Nebraska on Wednesday because of the dangerous Arctic blast.

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