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31/01/2019 4:41 AM AEDT | Updated 31/01/2019 5:04 AM AEDT

Polar Vortex Photos Show Bone-Chilling Conditions In Midwest

The historic deep freeze has transformed the Midwest into a deadly winter wonderland.

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Ice forms along the shore of Lake Michigan before sunrise on Wednesday. 

A blast of super cold Arctic air known as a “polar vortex” is whipping through the Midwest this week, freezing over lakes and cityscapes and creating life-threatening conditions for residents.

Wind chill temperatures on Wednesday were expected to drop to as low as -60 in Minnesota and -50 degrees in Illinois, prompting school districts to cancel classes and the U.S. Postal Service to suspend deliveries in some areas.

The historic deep freeze has transformed the Midwest into a deadly winter wonderland. Check out some of the most bone-chilling photos below: