Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Brian Clay

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Brian Clay

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Pilot Hank Cain courtesy Shawn Reynolds

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Aaron Firestein

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Brian Clay

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Nick Ulivieri

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Angie McMonigal

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
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Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Ken Ilio

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Kevin Roche

A quick local news segue, the wintry assault here in Chicago as a result of the Polar Vortex has been bitterly cold and dangerous as temperatures plunged to historic lows over the last 48 hours. Despite the life threatening temperatures, it’s also been strangely beautiful. The landscape, especially along the Lake Michigan shore, has been transformed into an Arctic wonderland the locals are calling CHIBERIA. Here’s a collection of some of the best photos I’ve seen from Chicago’s most intrepid photogs who braved the absurd weather to snap a few amazing photographs.

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