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January 24, 2013
Deep freeze to continue into weekend in East

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A teeth-chattering cold wave with subzero temperatures is expected to keep its icy grip on much of the eastern U.S. into the weekend before seasonable temperatures bring relief.

A polar air mass blamed for multiple deaths in the Midwest moved into the Northeast on Wednesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue wind chill warnings across upstate New York and northern New England and creating problems for people still trying to rebound from Superstorm Sandy.

(23 images)

A barge motors through arctic sea-smoke on its way out of Portland Harbor, where the temperatures at sunrise was about minus 5 degrees Fahrenheit, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Portland, Maine. AP / Robert F. Bukaty
With the temperature at minus 6 degrees Fahrenheit, steam vapors from the Sappi paper mill dissipate into the early morning sky in Westrbook, Maine, Thursday morning, Jan. 24, 2013. AP / Robert F. Bukaty
Erin Leighton sips a coffee while seated next to a frost-covered window at a coffee shop, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Portland, Maine. AP / Robert F. Bukaty
The ice-covered scalloper Nadia Lee returns to port in Fairhaven, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. AP / Peter Pereira
Steam rises from a pedestrian on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 in Barre, Vt. The National Weather Service said states from Ohio through to the far northeast of Maine could expect to be slammed by an Arctic blast on Wednesday. AP / Toby Talbot
A U.S. Coast Guard boat, left, and a barge being pushed by a tug boat navigate the icy waters of the Hudson River on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Stuyvesant, N.Y. AP / Mike Groll
Ice coats the shoreline along the Delaware Bay in the Reeds Beach section of Middle Township, NJ, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013. AP / Dale Gerhard
Trevor Pearson of Minneapolis didn't let sub-zero temperatures and flying ice chips stop him as he used a tool to carve an ice sculpture at Rice Park as part of the crashed ice race promotion and St. Paul's Winter Carnival, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. AP / Jim Mone
A lone Chicago firefighter clears ice from around a hose in freezing temperature after a fire reignited at a warehouse Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Chicago. AP / Charles Rex Arbogast
Jon Gilbert, of the Portsmouth, N.H. water department, steams a frozen hydrant in Portsmouth, N.H., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. AP / Charles Krupa
A woman crosses Wall Street between amid the steam, in New York's Financial District, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. AP / Richard Drew
A man is bundled up against the cold on New York's 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. The temperature was around 12 degrees, but with wind gusts of 15-20 mph, it felt more like five below as people started their day in New York City. AP / Mark Lennihan
A man braves the brisk weather as a cold snap grips Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Temperatures hit the low single digits. AP / Sean Kilpatrick
People brave the brisk weather as a cold snap grips Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Temperatures hit the low single digits. AP / Sean Kilpatrick
The temperature on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 read 9 degrees as a pedestrian makes her frigid walk on Spruce Street in downtown Scranton, Penna. AP / Butch Comegys
Costas Katemis, of Revere, Mass., warms his hands while selling fruit on the street in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. The National Weather Service says it's not expected to get above 17 degrees in Boston, with the wind chill making it feel five below. AP / Michael Dwyer
On one of the coldest days of the year, ice fishermen brave the cold on Bush Lake in Holly, Mich., Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013. AP / Charles V. Tines
Neighborhood Service Organization Nurse Practitioner Dean Carpenter, left, and NSO Supervisor of Consumers Terrance Foster, right, come to the aid of Angelo Foster, 51, whose hands were headed into stage one frostbite outside of the NSO where Foster often stays Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013 in Detroit. AP / Mandi Wright
A bundled-up James Jennings makes his way along a street in Hartford, Ill., on a cold and snow Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Jennings had just dropped off his grandson at school and was on his way home on his motorized scooter. AP / John Badman
Fog gathers over Lake Winnebago during a stretch of bitter cold weather Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013, in Menasha, Wis. AP / William Glasheen
A flock of geese huddles to stay warm on a slab of ice enveloped by steam on the Rock River in Watertown, Wis. as arctic air pushes through the Upper Midwest on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. AP / Samantha Christian
Commuters bundle up against extreme cold conditions Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Chicago. Temperatures in the area were hovering around zero with sub-zero wind chill reading hitting 10 below. AP / M. Spencer Green
A Commuter bundles up against extreme cold conditions Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Chicago. AP / M. Spencer Green

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