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Relief comes in the frozen Midwest, but only after another record low day



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From Alex johnson

Severe, cold weather conditions, which are still blamed for nine deaths, will lead to critically low temperatures in the Midwest for at least one more day before conditions finally begin to heat up late on Thursday, forecasters said.

The winter system, created by the extreme polar whirlwind, will continue to make life especially terrible for Chicago and the rest of the Great Lakes region on Thursday, according to the National Meteorological Service, which predicts snow effects from 3 to 4 feet downwind from the lake. Ontario.

In combination with strong winds of the system, snowstorm conditions were expected throughout the region. But the weather service said that by noon on Thursday the system will shift to the north, which will be accompanied by a gradual warming up.

So far, nine people have died in cold icy conditions:

  • A student from the University of Iowa was found dead behind a campus building on Wednesday as a result of an incident that, according to the university, could be related to the weather.
  • On Tuesday, a man was killed in Tasevell, Illinois in a strong wind. The exact circumstances were not immediately clear, and the emergency situation officers did not provide any information about the victim.
  • An 82-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon after he was found suffering from hypothermia near his home in Beijing, Illinois, the office of the Peoria County Coroner reports.
  • The man was found frozen in a separate garage near his home in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, apparently after he was digging snow, the county forensic medical office said on Tuesday.
  • According to city officials, on Monday morning in Libertyville, Illinois, south-west of Waukegan, he was killed when he was hit by a city snow blower at the end of its driveway. The snowplow driver was placed on paid administrative leave prior to the investigation.
  • A 31-year-old man was killed on Monday, when he lost control of his vehicle, hit the pole and was driven out on an ice track 80 north of Des Moines, Iowa. The state patrol said the man was driving too fast for conditions.
  • A 9-year-old boy from Nebraska died on Sunday when the car he was riding lost his grip on icy I-80s in Cass County, Iowa, and fell into a ditch. Five other people were injured, the Iowa Patrol said.
  • A 59-year-old man was found dead on Tuesday on his road near the border of Delaware and Madison, Indiana. Delaware Coroner Rick Howell said that the man seems to have fallen outside his home.
  • An 87-year-old woman was also found dead near her home on Sunday in Delaware County, Indiana. Coroner Howell said he expects toxicological reports about her and about the man who died on Tuesday.

The temperature will fall again to a record or almost a record low on Thursday in many areas of the Upper Midwest after the day when Fargo, North Dakota fell to minus 31 degrees, Minneapolis reached minus 27, and Chicago fell to minus 23.

On Wednesday, more than 1,500 arrivals and departures were canceled at Chicago International Airport Hara, and almost 1,400 arrivals and departures on Thursday were cleared in advance.

Amtrak said it would try to resume any service through Chicago on Thursday after canceling all trains on Wednesday, but he said that the Midwest Corridor service through the city would remain closed.

The US Postal Service said that on Thursday, mail delivery will again be canceled by many postal codes in Michigan, Indiana, central Illinois and western Pennsylvania.


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