polar vortex 2014

Freezing Weather Paralyzes Much Of The Country With Historic Lows

Freezing weather is proving to be the biggest nuisance of 2014, shutting down schools in several states and even forcing some businesses to close their doors early.

And for those who have to work, it’s down right miserable as their skin almost instantly freezes as soon as they step outside and some roads are closed due to icy, snowy conditions.

Experts, and moms, recommend to wear layers to protect against frost bite and other dangerous effects from the arctic blast.

In this freezing weather is also a good idea to keep cars up to date in their tune-ups and a tank full of gas just in case motorists get stranded on the road.

In Indianapolis, the Mayor declared a “red” weather alert and ordered everyone to stay off the roads, making it an offense to get in your car unless it’s an emergency.

With some states calling off schools, millions of parents have been forced to find last minute arrangements so they can go to work. Those of us lucky enough to work from home are blessed.

In Wisconsin, Governor Walker left it up to the individual school districts whether to close on Monday or not, all did due to the freezing temperatures and even more brutal wind chill making it life-threatening for kids waiting for school buses. Schools were also canceled on Tuesday.

The freezing temperatures will finally start moving east –sorry folks– on Tuesday, leaving the Midwest which has endured this unusual Polar vortex of 2014 –as the event is being called– since Saturday.

In a rare move, 3M –based in St. Paul, Minnesota– closed its headquarters on Monday, allowing about 10,000 people to stay home.

freezing weather finally eases in Midwest, get ready in the Northeast