Welcome To Chiberia – Chicago Goes From Deep-Dish to Deep Freeze

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Chicago was hit hard with the polar vortex that froze the northeast for the new year. Frozen water, people and cars are the norm, in the city that used to the cold, but not this cold.

Frozen Wasteland

Chicago is a frozen wasteland, with people choosing to stay home than to attempt to go out in the cold. Fearing frostbitten faces, toes and hands, the city is barren. Locals are calling it ‘Chiberia’ , a portmanteau of Chicago and Siberia.

Welcome To Chiberia – Chicago Goes From Deep-Dish to Deep Freeze

Under Ice

With the whole city under ice, it looks like it is being overtaken by a monster. The ice continues to grow, looking more menacing by the minute.

Welcome To Chiberia – Chicago Goes From Deep-Dish to Deep Freeze

Buried

Cars were buried in the snow as they drove. Windshield wipers were useless against the heavy snow and ice, pounding the city.

Welcome To Chiberia – Chicago Goes From Deep-Dish to Deep Freeze

Car-sicles

Cars frozen solid look like popsicles below the frozen trees. Stuck to the frozen ground, they don’t look to be going anywhere anytime soon.

Welcome To Chiberia – Chicago Goes From Deep-Dish to Deep Freeze

Instant Freeze

Water freezing mid-air within seconds, forming tiny little ice chips. Even sweat on a person’s skin will freeze on them if exposed to the frigid temperatures.

Welcome To Chiberia – Chicago Goes From Deep-Dish to Deep Freeze

Frozen Rocks On The Shore

The frozen shoreline of rocks and boulder makes Chicago look more like the north pole. Bitterly cold, even the rocks are saying, brrrrr.

Welcome To Chiberia – Chicago Goes From Deep-Dish to Deep Freeze

Coastal Flooding

Waters rose over the shore, freezing in action, forming large ice waves. Pushing up and over beach walls, the ice crawled inland.

Welcome To Chiberia – Chicago Goes From Deep-Dish to Deep Freeze

Frozen City

A great view from a plane over the city of Chicago. The frozen landscape looks pretty from above, but no so pretty when you freezing down there.

Welcome To Chiberia – Chicago Goes From Deep-Dish to Deep Freeze

Skyline

The Chicago skyline is hidden in the steam rising off the water, as it freezes over. The city took a large hit as the polar vortex dropped temperatures below freezing.

Welcome To Chiberia – Chicago Goes From Deep-Dish to Deep Freeze

Ice Claws

Chicago is known for having bitterly cold winters but it is looking more and more like Siberia. Water freezes before it can even drip, producing large icicles.

Welcome To Chiberia – Chicago Goes From Deep-Dish to Deep Freeze


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