Winter 2019: Images from the polar vortex(19 images)

A polar vortex has put much of the Midwestern United States into a deep freeze this week, with temperatures rivaling the Arctic. Schools, businesses, roads and travel were brought to a standstill in many parts of the country, with residents warned to stay inside.

People take pictures as steam rises from the Lake Michigan in Chicago on Thursday. Photo by Blake Clark/UPI | License Photo
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