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Extreme cold gripping U.S. to set records

Snow, ice, winds produce dangerous travel conditions

Posted: January 6, 2014 at 2:30 a.m.

A motorist helps dig out a driver stuck in a snow drift Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Zionsville, Ind. Snow that began in parts of Indiana Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

CHICAGO — Icy, snow-covered roads and high winds made travel treacherous Sunday from the Dakotas and Michigan to Missouri as much of the nation braced for the next winter wallop: a dangerous cold that could break records.

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