Bundle up: Bitter cold weather takes hold of northern US

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Pedestrians try to keep warm while walking in New York’s Times Square, Wednesday. Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, and the snow-hardened city of Erie, Pa., dug out from a record snowfall.

Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP Patrick Harden clears snow from the roof of his car on Tuesday in Erie, Pa. The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says Monday’s storm brought 34 inches of snow, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie. Another 19 inches fell before dawn Tuesday, making the greatest two-day total in commonwealth history.

ERIE, Pa. — Bitter cold weather has taken hold of much of the northern United States and is expected to stay put for days to come as two Minnesota cities already have set record low temperatures and a city in Pennsylvania continues to dig out from a record snowfall.