Temperatures have plummeted as little as -40C in elements of America, making some states colder than Antarctica.

In Chicago, the typical temperature is hovering round -17C, making it the second coldest day in 150 years. Locals have been warned “to not breathe deeply” exterior amid the “lethal polar vortex”.

The freezing temperatures have led to Lake Michigan freezing over to mesmerising impact.

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Individuals have been sharing footage on social media.

One traveller en path to Chicago O’Hare Worldwide Airport, which cancelled greater than 1,500 flights over the previous day resulting from excessive climate, took this photograph whereas flying in.

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Ice covers the Lake Michigan shoreline

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A harbor mild is roofed by snow and ice

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Temperatures dropped to -20 levels F (-29C)

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Steam rising off the frozen lake

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Marius Radoi retains his stability as he walks on the sting of Lake Michigan’s shore line

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Ice varieties alongside the shore

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Geese relaxation in Lake Michigan

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A younger boy tosses a chunck of snow into Lake Michigan

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Frank Lettiere’s eyebrows and eye lashes are frozen after strolling alongside Lake Michigan’s ice lined shoreline

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Ice covers the Lake Michigan shoreline

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A harbor mild is roofed by snow and ice

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Temperatures dropped to -20 levels F (-29C)

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Steam rising off the frozen lake

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Marius Radoi retains his stability as he walks on the sting of Lake Michigan’s shore line

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Ice varieties alongside the shore

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Geese relaxation in Lake Michigan

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One person likened the scene to the science-fiction catastrophe movie The Day After Tomorrow.

In some footage, steam fog might be seen rising from the lake, which is created because the water temperature is increased than the air temperature, inflicting a “boiling cauldron” impact.

In the meantime over the border into Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls can be within the midst of a deep freeze, with elements of the enduring waterfall freezing over.

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A view of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls as steam rises

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A vacationers take footage of the Canadian Horseshoe falls

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Steam rises from the falls as a girl takes footage

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Steam rises from the US Niagara Falls earlier than dawn

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Water flows round ice, shaped on the American Falls in Niagara Falls, New York, resulting from subzero temperatures, considered from the Canadian facet, in Ontario

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Ice and snow cowl branches close to the brink of the Horseshoe Falls, resulting from subzero temperatures in Niagara Falls

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Guests take a “selfie” as ice and snow coat a railing close to the brink of the Horseshoe Falls

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Steam rises from the US Niagara Falls earlier than dawn

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Water flows round ice, shaped on the American Falls in Niagara Falls, New York, resulting from subzero temperatures, considered from the Canadian facet, in Ontario

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