Seventeen people have been reported dead across the United States as a winter storm blasted much of the country with bitterly cold conditions.
Officials said four deaths that occurred in Kansas and Nebraska were auto-related.
In addition to the deaths during the winter storm, local reports indicated that more than one million people had experienced power outages.
The winter storm has disrupted travel, whether by planes, trains, or automobiles, as the authorities shut down roads and airlines cancelled flights.
And weather experts expect the brutal cold to continue through the holiday weekend for much of the eastern United States.
Wind chill alerts extend all the way to South Florida.
According to local media, more than 200 million people, or around 60% of the U.S. population, were under some form of weather warning or advisory.