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A woman falls while slipping on ice during freezing rain on Roosevelt Island, a borough of Manhattan in New York
A woman falls while slipping on ice during freezing rain on Roosevelt Island, a borough of Manhattan, in New York January 5, 2014. New York City was hit on Friday by the first severe winter storm of 2014 and was still in the grip of sub-freezing weather on Sunday morning. The woman got up and walked away from the fall. REUTERS/Zoran Milich (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Blizzards, blackouts, deep freezes in Canada, U.S.

January 5, 2014

Harsh winter weather has been hitting parts of Canada and the U.S.

The first Monday of 2014 brings more dangerous wind chill readings to the Prairies while other parts of Canada face a miserable mix of freezing rain, high winds and hazardous driving conditions.

Dangerous wind chills of -50 C blanketed much of Saskatchewan and Manitoba on Sunday, with similar readings expected to prevail this morning. (The Canadian Press)