The midwestern United States has been struggling with a harsh cold lately, shattering even records as the polar vortex struck these places with historical weather. Thousands of flights have been canceled, most of the schools and businesses are closed and people have been told from weather forecasters to stay inside and check after their neighbors. Chicago is also suffering from extreme cold weather conditions so that Lake Michigan has been encased in thick and ice.
People living in these parts of America took to social media to share their daily struggles with this cold weather. Some of these photos you can see below:
1. You know it’s really cold when even the bubbles freeze
2. A Twitter user shared this picture of Lake Michigan that his brother took while flying on a plane
3. While in Minnesota – tank explodes
4. Outdoors lunch in Chicago
5. Chicago is attempting to keep commuter rail tracks operational by setting them on fire
6. Trying to make the most of this weather
7. ‘After two days of freezing rain, this mold came out’
8. Trying to blow bubbles in freezing weather – this happens
9. How about Iowa?
10. ‘My sister opened her car door in Chicago’
11. Homeless people are having such difficult times in these days of harsh winter
12. Another photo of frozen Lake Michigan
13. ‘The landlord decided to turn down the heat today In my MN apartment’
14. ‘Freezing our pants off in Minnesota’
15. Something about Wisconsin?
16. ‘It’s so cold In Iowa that we froze antifreeze’
17. Great respect goes to firefighters who are working on the polar vortex
18. Look at her frozen eyelashes