5 things to know about the deep freeze, which brought record low temps, travel disruptions

  • by: TAMMY WEBBER , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 6, 2014 - 5:41 PM

CHICAGO — Much of the country grappled Monday with a historic freeze that shuttered schools and businesses at the start of the first full work week of 2014. Flights, trains and bus transportation were disrupted, thousands were left without power and even parts of the country used to fending off hypothermia and frostbite had to take extra precautions as temperatures and wind chills approached record levels.

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