(CBS NEWS) INDIANAPOLIS – Frigid air that snapped decades-old records will make venturing outside dangerous for a second straight day, this time spreading to southern and eastern parts of the U.S. and keeping many schools and businesses shuttered.
Meanwhile, residents driven from their homes by power outages in the Midwest worried about burst pipes.
Monday’s subzero temperatures broke records in Chicago, which set a mark for the date at minus 16, and Fort Wayne, Ind., where the mercury fell to 13 below. Records also fell in Oklahoma and Texas, and wind chills across the region were 40 below and colder. Officials in states like Indiana already struggling with high winds and more than a foot of snow urged residents to stay home if they could.