Winter Storm 2014: Chicago Buried In Snow, Stuck In Deep Freeze

Mist rises from Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of  -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze Mist rises from Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
<> on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
<> on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
<> on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
<> on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
<> on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Mist rises from Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
<> on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Mist rises from Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
<> on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago hit a record low of -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning as a polar air mass brought the coldest temperatures in about two decades into the city. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Fire officials are asking for  help in digging out hydrants. (City of Palatine)
Fire Hyrdant Palatine Fire officials are asking for help in digging out hydrants. (City of Palatine)
Humboldt Park Brian Eaton tries free his car which had froze to the curb. (Credit: CBS)
Sidestreet Snow Humboldt Park Brian Eaton tries free his car which had froze to the curb. (Credit: CBS)
A maintenance worker for the Chicago Public Schools clears snow from the sidewalk at Ames Middle School on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)
CPS Snow A maintenance worker for the Chicago Public Schools clears snow from the sidewalk at Ames Middle School on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)
Despite the sub-zero temperatures, Mitchell Rice still  delivers mail in Rogers Park. (Credit: Steve Miller)
photo Despite the sub-zero temperatures, Mitchell Rice still delivers mail in Rogers Park. (Credit: Steve Miller)
Greg French sent in this photo of ice forming on the inside of his home on Monday. (Credit: Greg French)
Extreme Cold Greg French sent in this photo of ice forming on the inside of his home on Monday. (Credit: Greg French)
David McNutt submitted this photo of an icicle that formed over the wind chimes outside his house. (Credit: David McNutt)
Extreme Cold David McNutt submitted this photo of an icicle that formed over the wind chimes outside his house. (Credit: David McNutt)
The connector ramps at Interstate 65 in Merrillville. (Credit: INDOT)
Connector ramps The connector ramps at Interstate 65 in Merrillville. (Credit: INDOT)
The view of Interstate 65 at State Road 2 on Monday afternoon. (Credit: INDOT)
State Route 2 The view of Interstate 65 at State Road 2 on Monday afternoon. (Credit: INDOT)
Wheeling High School on January 6, 2014. (Credit: Jean Pabon Ayala)
Extreme Cold Wheeling High School on January 6, 2014. (Credit: Jean Pabon Ayala)
Faiza Ahmed took this picture in Warren Dunes State Park. (Credit: Faiza Ahmed)
Extreme Cold Warren Dunes Faiza Ahmed took this picture in Warren Dunes State Park. (Credit: Faiza Ahmed)
Truckers idle on a street in Merrillville, Ind., waiting for Interstate 65 to reopen to traffic. Indiana officials closed the highway between Gary and Lafayette, due to dangerous driving conditions from the extreme cold, and blowing snow. (Credit: Courtney Gousman)
Extreme Cold Trucks Truckers idle on a street in Merrillville, Ind., waiting for Interstate 65 to reopen to traffic. Indiana officials closed the highway between Gary and Lafayette, due to dangerous driving conditions from the extreme cold, and blowing snow. (Credit: Courtney Gousman)
Tony Brunelle snapped this photo in Aurora. (Credit: Tony Brunelle)
Extreme Cold Tony Brunelle snapped this photo in Aurora. (Credit: Tony Brunelle)
The Thielke home in Tinley Park. (Viewer photo)
Extreme Cold The Thielke home in Tinley Park. (Viewer photo)
(Viewer photo from Shane McKenna)
Extreme Cold (Viewer photo from Shane McKenna)
(Viewer photo from Rita Bianchi-Pigozzo)
Extreme Cold (Viewer photo from Rita Bianchi-Pigozzo)
Icicles hang from a roof in Deerfield. (Credit: Raymond Minkus)
Extreme Cold Deerfield Icicles hang from a roof in Deerfield. (Credit: Raymond Minkus)
Amy Arens took this picture of her pug Porkchop out for a walk in Des Plaines. (Credit: Amy Arens)
Extreme Cold Des Plaines Amy Arens took this picture of her pug Porkchop out for a walk in Des Plaines. (Credit: Amy Arens)
(Viewer photo from Michelle Alexander)
Extreme Cold (Viewer photo from Michelle Alexander)
Dwayne Jarrell snapped this picture of the sidewalk at Clinton and Kinzie after Metra crews dumped snow there while clearing the nearby parking lot. (Credit: Dwayne Jarrell)
Extreme Cold Dwayne Jarrell snapped this picture of the sidewalk at Clinton and Kinzie after Metra crews dumped snow there while clearing the nearby parking lot. (Credit: Dwayne Jarrell)
Mary Pat Dailey Cross sent in this photo from her home in Wilmette. (Credit: Mary Pat Dailey Cross)
Extreme Cold Mary Pat Dailey Cross sent in this photo from her home in Wilmette. (Credit: Mary Pat Dailey Cross)
The view from Laura Kane's yard in Bourbonnais. (Credit: Laura Kane)
Extreme Cold Bourbonnais The view from Laura Kane's yard in Bourbonnais. (Credit: Laura Kane)
The view from Laura Kane's yard in Bourbonnais. (Credit: Laura Kane)
Extreme Cold Bourbonnais The view from Laura Kane's yard in Bourbonnais. (Credit: Laura Kane)
(Viewer photo from Kemberlyt)
Extreme Cold (Viewer photo from Kemberlyt)
Kay Murphy-Sohocki submitted this photo from her back yard in Hobart, Ind. (Credit: Kay Murphy-Sohocki)
Extreme Cold Hobart Kay Murphy-Sohocki submitted this photo from her back yard in Hobart, Ind. (Credit: Kay Murphy-Sohocki)
Sunrise near Joliet on Monday, when temperatures dropped to -16 degrees. (Credit: Rick H from Addison)
Extreme Cold Joliet Sunrise near Joliet on Monday, when temperatures dropped to -16 degrees. (Credit: Rick H from Addison)
Joel Resnick's back yard in Buffalo Grove after the snowstorm. (Credit: Joel Resnick)
Extreme Cold Joel Resnick's back yard in Buffalo Grove after the snowstorm. (Credit: Joel Resnick)
This car was stranded in the deep snow in Hammond, Ind. (Credit: Jessica Nelson)
Extreme Cold Hammond This car was stranded in the deep snow in Hammond, Ind. (Credit: Jessica Nelson)
Laurie Jacobs sent us this photo of her Irish Water Spaniel puppy Wrigley out for a walk in Gurnee. (Credit: Laurie Jacobs)
Extreme Cold Laurie Jacobs sent us this photo of her Irish Water Spaniel puppy Wrigley out for a walk in Gurnee. (Credit: Laurie Jacobs)
Icicles hang from a roof in Naperville. (Viewer photo from Angie)
Extreme Cold Icicles hang from a roof in Naperville. (Viewer photo from Angie)
A CBS 2 viewer sent us this photo of a snowman in Valparaiso. (Viewer Photo)
Extreme Cold Valparaiso A CBS 2 viewer sent us this photo of a snowman in Valparaiso. (Viewer Photo)
Natalie and John sent this photo of their porch in Glenview. (Viewer photo)
Extreme Cold Glenview Natalie and John sent this photo of their porch in Glenview. (Viewer photo)
A commuter makes a sub-zero trek through the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
<> on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
A commuter makes a sub-zero trek through the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
<> on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
<> on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
<> on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Commuters make a sub-zero trek to offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in the city dipped to -16 degree Fahrenheit this morning on the heals of a polar vortex that has swept into the Midwest bringing with it dangerously cold temperatures not seen in the area in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A commuter crosses the Chicago River during a sub-zero trek to their offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in some areas of the city dipped to -16 during the morning commute. A polar vortex sweeping through the Midwest has brought dangerously cold temperatures not seen in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze
<> on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
A commuter crosses the Chicago River during a sub-zero trek to their offices in the Loop on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures in some areas of the city dipped to -16 during the morning commute. A polar vortex sweeping through the Midwest has brought dangerously cold temperatures not seen in about 20 years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Faiza Ahmed sent this photo of a tree in Naperville. (Credit: Faiza Ahmed)
Extreme Cold Naperville Faiza Ahmed sent this photo of a tree in Naperville. (Credit: Faiza Ahmed)
The Devon Avenue Bridge on I-294 in Rosemont is one of many bridges where the roadway froze due to the extreme cold on Monday. (Credit: Brian Lounsbury)
Devon Bridge I-294 The Devon Avenue Bridge on I-294 in Rosemont is one of many bridges where the roadway froze due to the extreme cold on Monday. (Credit: Brian Lounsbury)
Dana Dodson's cat Buttercup watches the snowfall from the warmth of their home. (Photo from Dana Dodson)
Viewer Photo Of WInter Storm Dana Dodson's cat Buttercup watches the snowfall from the warmth of their home. (Photo from Dana Dodson)
(Photo from anonymous CBS 2 viewer)
Extreme Cold Aurora (Photo from anonymous CBS 2 viewer)
The view of Interstate 65 a bit farther south at U.S. 231 around 12:30 p.m. on Monday. (Credit: INDOT)
U.S 231 The view of Interstate 65 a bit farther south at U.S. 231 around 12:30 p.m. on Monday. (Credit: INDOT)
The view of Interstate 65 at U.S. 30 in Merrillville on Monday afternoon around 12:15 p.m. (Credit: INDOT)
Interstate_65 The view of Interstate 65 at U.S. 30 in Merrillville on Monday afternoon around 12:15 p.m. (Credit: INDOT)
Trucks sit near the shut down Interstate 65 on Monday. (Credit: Courtney Gousman)
Truckers_Stranded Trucks sit near the shut down Interstate 65 on Monday. (Credit: Courtney Gousman)
The sun rise over Lake Michigan on a frigid Monday morning, where temperatures were 16 below zero. (Credit: Alexander Hall/Twitter)
Loyola_Park_Beach_ The sun rise over Lake Michigan on a frigid Monday morning, where temperatures were 16 below zero. (Credit: Alexander Hall/Twitter)
(Photo credit: Angela J. Freese)
Cold Weather Monday (Photo credit: Angela J. Freese)
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