Hell freezes over: At least 12 people die as temperatures as low as -42F wreak havoc across the Midwest with more than 2,500 flights cancelled, postal services halted and hitting a Michigan town named Hell | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Hell freezes over: At least 12 people die as temperatures as low as -42F wreak havoc across the Midwest with more than 2,500 flights cancelled, postal services halted and hitting a Michigan town named Hell

The deadly arctic deep freeze wreaking havoc across the United States has left at least 12 people dead with record-breaking low temperatures halting postal services in the Midwest and cancelling more than 2,600 flights.

Two people died in Detroit, Michigan after temperatures started plummeting late Tuesday as forecasters issued grave warnings that one of the coldest spells in history would be life-threatening.

Police found a man's body across the street from his home in the Detroit area on Wednesday. He was not wearing a hat or gloves and wasn't dressed for below-zero temperatures. A 70-year-old man was also found dead in Detroit in front of a neighbor's home on Wednesday.

University of Iowa student, Gerald Belz, 18, was found outside an academic building around 3am Wednesday. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The polar vortex in the Midwest came on the heels of major Winter Storm Jayden that dumped up to a foot of snow on the region over the weekend and was to blame for at least five deaths.

A 55-year-old man froze to death in his Milwaukee garage after he collapsed shoveling snow, a man was fatally struck by a snow plow in Chicago, a nine-year-old died in an Iowa pile up and a young couple were killed when their SUV struck another on a snowy road in northern Indiana.

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