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US temperatures set to plummet to record lows

Parts of America and Canada are experiencing near record-breaking low temperatures from a severe winter storm that has claimed at least 16 lives.

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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 Credit: REUTERS/Nate Chute
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 Credit: REUTERS/Jim Young

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