Winter Tightens Its Grip

Monday, January 24, 2011 - 2:18pm

Record cold temperatures set in across the country.

Old Man Winter is tightening his grip on many parts of our country.

From the Northeast to the Midwest, frigid conditions are making it difficult just to get around.

Winter's latest cold snap means dangerously low temperatures in some areas.

The danger of frostbite is forcing people to seek shelter in Chicago, where emergency shelters have been set up.

Still, as some people cower from the cold there are some who revel in it.

In Maryland, where temperatures tanked to the 20s hundreds of people in bathing suits ran into the freezing river Saturday for the sixth annual Polar Bear Plunge On The Potomac.

The Polar Plunge in Maryland was an event held to raise awareness about climate change.

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