Seventeen dead as bomb cyclone sends US temperatures to -45C

Thirteen people have died in the US as the country grapples with a winter storm that has seen temperatures plunge as low as -45C (-49F).

More than 200 million people – around 60% of the US population – are under some form of weather warning or advisory, with the brutal cold expected to continue through the Christmas weekend.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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