Persistent below-zero temps visit Midwest again

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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 1:08 pm, Mon Mar 31, 2014.

CHICAGO (AP) - A second deep freeze in weeks locked the Midwest in its icy grip Monday, prompting schools to close, airlines to cancel flights and the mass mobilization of emergency crews to dig out major roadways.

From Chicago, where parents were forced to bringing their kids to work or call in sick to stay home and care for them, to South Dakota, where officials were warning about treacherous driving conditions, this latest round of subzero highs in many parts of the Midwest had many people wondering when it would end.

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