More snow on the way for Great Lakes cities

There is a high chance of more snow in the Great Lakes region of the US where temperatures remain at a record low, according to the National Weather Service.

Cities in the region have been blanketed in snow as a so-called polar vortex - an area of cold air that normally hovers over the polar region - was pushed south over Canada and the US.

A couple walks their dog past a snowman near the State Capitol building in Indianapolis, Indiana
A couple walks their dog past a snowman near the State Capitol building in Indianapolis, Indiana Credit: REUTERS/Nate Chute
Pedestrians walk past mounds of snow during bitter cold temperatures in downtown Detroit, Michigan
Pedestrians walk past mounds of snow during bitter cold temperatures in downtown Detroit, Michigan Credit: REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
A woman walks through a gust of blowing snow in frigid cold temperatures though downtown Chicago, Illinois
A woman walks through a gust of blowing snow in frigid cold temperatures though downtown Chicago, Illinois Credit: REUTERS/Jim Young

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