NEW YORK (January 24, 2013)--Polar air has settled in earnest over the Northeast, forcing trains to grind to a halt, bursting pipes and bringing further misery to families still trying to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
The frigid air mass trekked from the Midwest into the region on Wednesday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue wind chill warnings across upstate New York and northern New England.
In a damaged neighborhood near the beach on New York City's Staten Island, some residents who haven't had heat since the late October storm were taking refuge in tents set up by aid workers.
Eddie Saman was sleeping in a tent because the gaping hole in the roof has rendered his home uninhabitable and impossible to heat.
The coldest weather is expected to continue into Thursday.