Alison Mueller skies to work through several inches of snow in Detroit as the area deals Monday with record-breaking freezing weather. Wind chill has driven temperatures in Michigan and much of the Midwest down to 50-70 degrees below zero.
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John Douglas shovels snow off his car in Indianapolis, as temperatures hovered around 10 below zero. More than 12 inches of snow fell on Sunday.
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A Delta plane is deiced at Chicago Midway International Airport. More than 1,000 flights were canceled Sunday at airports throughout the Midwest; more than 400 flights were cancelled Monday.
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A commuter walks past warming lamps to an exit on Chicago's El tracks.
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A woman walks in frigid temperatures though downtown Chicago. A blast of Arctic air gripped the midsection of the U.S. on Monday, bringing the coldest temperatures in two decades.
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A man runs near Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids, Mich.
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If you're in a blue or purple zone, you're going to be cold tonight.
As the Olympic Games get closer, athletes like figure skater Jeremy Abbott are focusing on making Team USA. With only two slots on the U.S. men's figure skating team, the competition is tough. But the three-time U.S. champion — who has yet to deliver on the world stage — wants 2014 to be the year he takes a medal in Sochi, Russia.
Abbott, 28, has been in ice skates since he was 2 years old. He's already been to one Olympics, placing ninth at the 2010 games in Vancouver.