Ice builds up along Lake Michigan as temperatures dipped well below zero on January 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP)
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A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States Tuesday, canceling thousands of flights, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people.Temperatures were expected to be 14-19 degrees Celsius below normal from the Midwest to the Southeast, the National Weather Service said.Six deaths have been reported across the country since a polar air mass swept over North America over the weekend, producing the coldest temperatures in two decades.In the normally mild south, Atlanta recorded its coldest weather on this date in 44 years, when the temperature dropped to 6 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 14 degrees Celsius), while temperatures in northern Florida also briefly dropped below freezing, though the state's citrus crop was unharmed, according to a major growers' group.Some 2,216 U.S. flights were canceled and 1,952 were delayed, according to FlightAware.com, which tracks airline activity.The carrier canceled 190 flights at O'Hare for Tuesday, compared with nearly 380 flights canceled Monday.
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