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PHOTOS: Deep Freeze 2014

PHOTOS: Deep Freeze 2014

BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE: Dangerously-low wind chills are sweeping across America. Photo: Associated Press

Millions of Americans are dealing with snow, ice, and bone-chilling cold as a “polar vortex” brings a blast of arctic air.

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