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US Some New Year's Eve festivities canceled due to extreme cold

04:25  30 december  2017
04:25  30 december  2017 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Some cities have postponed New Year ' s Eve events because of the cold . Arctic blast results in freezing temperatures across the country CBS News. The St. Louis Winterfest and even its ice skating was canceled , along with outdoor New Year ' s Eve festivities in Omaha.

Some cities have postponed New Year ’ s Eve events because of the cold . Places like Great Falls, Montana, are expected to get wind chills 26 below zero. The St. Louis Winterfest and even its ice skating was canceled , along with outdoor New Year ’ s Eve festivities in Omaha.

New York and much of the nation have been shivering from an arctic blast -- and it's not leaving any time soon. Some cities have postponed New Year's Eve events because of the cold. 

Places like Great Falls, Montana, are expected to get wind chills 26 below zero.

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Extreme cold weather is forcing Mississauga to alter its New Year ' s Eve festivities , city officials announced Saturday. City alters program at Celebration Square to start at 11:30 Mississauga has put a freeze on some of its New Year ' s Eve events at Celebration Square due to bone-chilling cold .

Toronto has announced the New Year ’ s Eve celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square will be shortened due to current extreme cold weather conditions.

With the painful blast, pedestrians are bundling up as if for polar expeditions. As layers are added, hypothermia returned to the vocabulary.

The five-foot snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, is now frozen in place, with residents marooned underneath it. Record lows were set at New York's airports, and icy conditions resulted in airline cancellations and traffic accidents.

Homeless shelters in Chicago were jammed with people like Lee Lane. 

"Imagine a person without this," Lane said. "I can't even imagine that. You would pretty much die in the street. You would freeze to death."

The Salvation Army was also conducting wellness checks for people at risk.

Along Cape Cod, three thresher sharks have washed up frozen since Wednesday. In Boston, Mayor Martin Walsh warned this weekend will be arctic.

"The only thing I know to guarantee is the ice sculptures will not melt for the next 3 days," Walsh said.

The St. Louis Winterfest and even its ice skating was canceled, along with outdoor New Year's Eve festivities in Omaha. Meanwhile, Saturday's high in Chicago will be a frosty eight above.

It was so cold in Maine on Sunday, someone was ice skating on the beach .
Cold-weather records were broken around New England on Sunday, but that didn’t stop one man from getting some creative outdoor exercise. Married couple Peter and Sandra Lekousi were going for a short stroll Sunday evening along the wide-open Long Sands Beach in York, Maine, to take photos when they spotted a man ice skating — yes, ice skating — on the beach. “It was freezing cold — too cold for us to be on the beach — and he was skating on the beach,” Sandra said in a phone interview, adding that the water was “all slush.” “We had never seen that before,” she said. “And he was a really good skater.”The couple stopped to take a video, which Peter uploaded to his Facebook page.

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