Drifting snow obscures a road near Mount Joy in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, January 30. A bitter deep freeze is moving into the Northeast from the Midwest, sending temperatures plummeting and making road conditions dangerous.
Jacqueline Larma/AP

Deep freeze across the US

Updated 1704 GMT (0104 HKT) January 31, 2019

Drifting snow obscures a road near Mount Joy in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, January 30. A bitter deep freeze is moving into the Northeast from the Midwest, sending temperatures plummeting and making road conditions dangerous.
Jacqueline Larma/AP

Extremely cold temperatures are spreading across the United States this week as a mammoth blast of frigid air sweeps through the Midwest and heads toward the East.

More than 83 million Americans — about 25% of the US population — will suffer sub-zero temperatures sometime between Wednesday and Monday.