Photos: Polar vortex brings freezing temps to Midwest

Photos: Polar vortex brings freezing temps to Midwest

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CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 06: Commuters make their way across the Chicago River during a sub-zero trek to their offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in some areas of the city dipped to -16 during the morning commute. A polar vortex sweeping through the Midwest has brought dangerously cold temperatures not seen in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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by CBS News

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Posted on January 6, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 6 at 4:07 PM

Tens of millions of Americans face dangerously cold weather on Monday as a pool of artic air is covering a huge area of the country. The dangerously cold weather comes from a blast of arctic air known as a "polar vortex." 

Many cities expect to break low temperature records and strong winds will make it feel even colder.  Government offices and schools are closed today in several states and Indianapolis has even made it illegal for anyone to drive except for emergencies.

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