Extreme Cold

Snow still covers Interstate 65 at U.S. 231 near Crown Point on Tuesday. (Credit: INDOT)

I-65 Reopened; ‘Extreme Caution’ Urged For Drivers

The Indiana Department of Transportation has reopened Interstate 65 between U.S. 30 in Merrillville and Lafayette, but is urging “extreme caution” when traveling on that road and others in northern Indiana

01/07/2014

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)

Deep Freeze Continues; So Do Icy Road Conditions, Travel Delays

Frigid conditions in the Chicago area continued to create problems for drivers, commuters, and air travelers, leaving passengers stuck at the airport, and even stranded on Amtrak trains headed to Chicago.

01/07/2014

Red Line Subway

Burst Pipe, Icy Mezzanine Prompt Closure Of Red Line Stop

Conditions improved and service resumed at the Chicago/State station at 6:55 a.m.

01/07/2014

Metra commuter train makes it way along the tracks. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Service Modified, Some Trains Canceled Due To Cold

Metra canceled dozens of trains Tuesday and combined several other inbound and outbound routes on BNSF and Union Pacific lines as historically cold temperatures continued to wreak havoc on the rail system.

01/07/2014

A maintenance worker for the Chicago Public Schools clears snow from the sidewalk at Ames Middle School on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

CPS To Close Schools On Tuesday

The Chicago Public Schools will close for a second day on Tuesday due to the extreme cold.

01/06/2014

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)

Chicago’s Frigid Temps Outfreeze Even Antarctica

Looking for someplace to go to warm up amid Chicago’s deep freeze? Try the South Pole.

01/06/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Declares Disaster Area For State After Snowstorm, Extreme Cold

At a news conference on Monday, Quinn said the snow paralyzed some the state’s biggest snow plows and salt trucks.

01/06/2014

Amy Arens took this picture of her pug Porkchop out for a walk in Des Plaines. (Credit: Amy Arens)

Photos: Chicago Buried In Snow, Gripped By Deep Freeze

After getting up to two feet of snow since last week, Chicago was in the mist of a dangerous cold spell that started Sunday night, when temperatures dropped well below freezing, hitting a Jan. 6 record of -16 degrees.

01/06/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Trains Delayed By Extreme Cold

CTA Purple Line service is resuming after Monday’s frigid weather shut it down for about an hour and caused delays on multiple other train lines during the morning commute.

01/06/2014

Snow covers cars in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Gripped By Record Cold; Schools Closed, Public Transit Delayed

With the Chicago area stuck in a deep freeze through Tuesday, virtually all local schools have canceled classes for Monday, and local officials were advising residents to stay inside as much as possible, as temperatures are expected to remain below zero until Tuesday night.

01/05/2014

Jim Turcan's west suburban business removes ice. (CBS)

With Extreme Cold Comes Extreme Danger

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones talks with professionals and doctors about the risks associated with prolonged subzero temperatures.

01/03/2014

A pedestrian crosses a snow-covered street in Humboldt Park on Thursday. The Chicago area saw snowfall for nearly three days straight, leaving 12 inches or more in parts of the city, and up to 18 inches in some northern suburbs. The heavy snow will be followed by extreme cold at the start of next week. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Winter Storm Watch For S. Suburbs, Northwest Indiana

As Chicagoland braces for historically cold temperatures early next week, part of the area could potentially see another half-foot of snow before then.

01/03/2014

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