REPORT – Down to -48°C: a “cyclonic bomb” paralyzes the United States on Christmas Eve

This Friday is the coldest day of this end of the year in Chicago. It is -20°C in the middle of the day. But paradoxically, here it is not the ice on the road that causes the most problems, but the cars themselves. The salting and the clearing have taken place, but the cold is pushing the vehicles to the limits, like this big American pick-up which did not resist, its fuel frozen.

Even the traditional Chicago Christmas market couldn’t resist the cold, and had to close three days earlier than planned. The merchants put away the boxes, the party is over. “The last three days before Christmas are the best for us, but we have no choice, next year would be better”philosopher one of the traders.

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