Photos: Deep Freeze Grips Tri-State Area, Much Of Country

This was the scene at the fire hydrant outside of my son's school in Brooklyn today at 7:23 am. It was so cold that the water was frozen. (credit: Monifa Chase-Williams)
Frozen Hydrant In Brooklyn This was the scene at the fire hydrant outside of my son's school in Brooklyn today at 7:23 am. It was so cold that the water was frozen. (credit: Monifa Chase-Williams)
Frozen fountain in Bryant Park on Jan. 23, 2013 (credit: Alice Gainer/CBS 2)
Frozen Fountain In Bryant Park Frozen fountain in Bryant Park on Jan. 23, 2013 (credit: Alice Gainer/CBS 2)
A woman crosses Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side in the early morning January 24, 2013 as cold continues to grip the northeast. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Big Apple Freeze A woman crosses Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side in the early morning January 24, 2013 as cold continues to grip the northeast. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
New Yorkers walk in Manhattan on Jan. 23, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Frigid Temperatures Blast Tri-State. New Yorkers walk in Manhattan on Jan. 23, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse on January 23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Frozen Warehouse In Chicago Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze at a vacant warehouse on January 23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Trucks, barrels freeze over in Chicago as firefighters battle a warehouse fire nearby. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Frozen Truck, Barrels In Chicago Trucks, barrels freeze over in Chicago as firefighters battle a warehouse fire nearby. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Another shot of the frozen fountain in Bryant Park. (Credit: Jay Juliano/)
Frozen Fountain Bryant Park Another shot of the frozen fountain in Bryant Park. (Credit: Jay Juliano/)
A bundled up man passes in Times Square on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Don Emmert/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State
A bundled up man passes an American flag of lights as he walks down the street in Times Square January 23, 2013 in New York. Two-thirds of the US was in the grips of a blast of cold Arctic air Wednesday with temperatures falling to some of the lowest marks in years and wind chills plummeting to dangerously low levels. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
A bundled up man passes in Times Square on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Don Emmert/Getty Images)
People's frozen breath can be seen in the early morning on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State People's frozen breath can be seen in the early morning on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks across Lexington Avenue on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State A man walks across Lexington Avenue on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
People's frozen breath can be seen in the early morning as they walk on the Upper East Side on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State People's frozen breath can be seen in the early morning as they walk on the Upper East Side on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
People, bundled for the cold, walk on the Upper East Side on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State People, bundled for the cold, walk on the Upper East Side on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman crosses Lexington Avenue on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State
A woman crosses Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in the early morning January 24, 2013 in New York as cold continues to grip the northeast. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman crosses Lexington Avenue on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
A man on a bicycle crosses Lexington Avenue on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State
A man on a bicycle crosses Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in the early morning January 24, 2013 in New York as cold continues to grip the US northeast. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
A man on a bicycle crosses Lexington Avenue on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman crosses Third Avenue on the Upper East Side on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State A woman crosses Third Avenue on the Upper East Side on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks on East 42nd Street on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State A man walks on East 42nd Street on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk on East 42nd Street in Manhattan in the early morning on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State People walk on East 42nd Street in Manhattan in the early morning on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
A person bundled against the cold in Manhattan on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State A person bundled against the cold in Manhattan on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State
A woman with furry boots hails a taxi on Lexington Avenue on Jan. 24, 2013 (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State A woman with furry boots hails a taxi on Lexington Avenue on Jan. 24, 2013 (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
People cross Third Avenue on the Upper East Side on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State People cross Third Avenue on the Upper East Side on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Skaters brave the cold temperatures at Rockefeller Center on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Don Emmert/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State Skaters brave the cold temperatures at Rockefeller Center on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Don Emmert/Getty Images)
Skaters brave the cold temperatures at Rockefeller Center on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Don Emmert/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State Skaters brave the cold temperatures at Rockefeller Center on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Don Emmert/Getty Images)
A bundled up man passes an American flag of lights on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Don Emmert/Getty Images)
Bitter Cold Snap Hits Tri-State A bundled up man passes an American flag of lights on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: Don Emmert/Getty Images)
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