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Photos: Record-setting cold, snow and ice paralyze central U.S.

Frigid, icy weather is sweeping across the United States, with more than 100 million people living in areas under some kind of winter weather warning, with more bad weather to come.

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Feb. 18 | Myersville, Md.

Motorists travel on Route 17.

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Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | Springfield, Va.

Sandy Lind exercises on Carrleigh Parkway.

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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | Myersville, Md.

People clear snow.

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Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | Myersville, Md.

Karen Ramge takes her yellow lab, Remington, left, and black lab, Ellie, out to her yard.

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Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | Myersville, Md.

Fred Ramge clears his sidewalk with a snowblower.

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Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | Arlington, Va.

A man throws salt on a sidewalk as pedestrians cross the street.

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Salwan Georges/The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | Arlington, Va.

A pedestrian crosses Wilson Boulevard.

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Salwan Georges/The Washington Post

February 18 | Arlington, Va.

Eileen Burke watches her twins, Odile and Elm, climb a rock wall at Lubber Run Park.

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Salwan Georges/The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | D.C.

The U.S. Capitol is seen through the window of a wet windshield.

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Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | Takoma Park, Md.

A windshield is cleared of ice.

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Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | Annapolis, Md.

Robert Bailey spreads salt on the downtown sidewalks.

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Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | Annapolis, Md.

Anne Arundel County Fire and Rescue officials respond to a delivery truck that overturned and flipped into the median along Route 2 at the Intersection of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

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Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | Houston

Eduardo Guerrero and Isabel Corea help a family fix a burst pipe.

Callaghan O’Hare for The Washington Post

Callaghan O’Hare for The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | Houston

Glen Masters, 69, rests his head in his hand while trying to keep warm by a fire.

Callaghan O’Hare for The Washington Post

Callaghan O’Hare for The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | Houston

Beatriz Castaneda rubs her face in exhaustion while sitting in her living room, where she has been forced to sleep after her pipes burst and left water dripping throughout the rest of her house.

Callaghan O’Hare for The Washington Post

Callaghan O’Hare for The Washington Post

Feb. 18 | New York

Pedestrians cross 71st Avenue.

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Frank Franklin II/AP

Feb. 18 | New York

A man crosses between plows.

Brendan McDermid

Brendan McDermid

Feb. 18 | New York

A person walks across the Williamsburg Bridge.

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Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

Feb. 18 | New York

A person pauses while shoveling.

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Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

Feb. 17 | Houston

Propane tanks are placed in a line as people wait for the power to turn on to fill their tanks.

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Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Feb. 17 | Austin

Autumn Riley sits in the back seat of a truck en route to a shelter.

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Sergio Flores/For The Washington Post

Feb. 17 | Austin

Salvador Espinoza, a volunteer for Austin Mutual Aid explains to a group that they have to relocate.

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Sergio Flores/For The Washington Post

Feb. 17 | Austin

People at a homeless camp gather around a barrel for warmth.

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Sergio Flores for The Washington Post

Feb. 17 | Houston

Linda McCoy throws wood on a fire for heat in her home.

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Mark Felix for The Washington Post

Feb. 17 | Austin

Buildings with power are seen in the distance from an area without power.

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Sergio Flores for The Washington Post

Feb. 16 | Austin

A man walks down a snow-covered street.

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Sergio Flores for The Washington Post

Feb. 16 | Oklahoma City

Devyn McCray, who went to the store to buy cat food, runs across a snow-covered street.

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Nick Oxford for The Washington Post

Feb. 16 | Cleveland, Miss.

A truck drives through icy streets.

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Rory Doyle for The Washington Post

Feb. 16 | Oklahoma City

Paramedics place Eugene Rich, who is homeless and was suffering from frostbite on his feet, on a stretcher to go to the hospital.

Nick Oxford for The Washington Post

Nick Oxford for The Washington Post

Feb. 16 | Oklahoma City

Heather Rose waits for a bus to get to work.

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Nick Oxford for The Washington Post

Feb. 16 | Austin

Customers wait in line at a store.

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Sergio Flores for The Washington Post

Feb. 16 | Austin

Isaiah Buckram sits in his car to warm up outside his home.

Austin American-Statesman/AP

Austin American-Statesman/AP

Feb. 16 | Houston

People shelter inside a church warming center.

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David J. Phillip/AP

Feb. 16 | Oklahoma City, Okla.

Brant and Charity Stubblefield, with Deer Creek Church of Christ, place a blanket over a homeless man who had been sleeping on the sidewalk.

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Nick Oxford for The Washington Post

Feb. 16 | Cleveland, Miss.

Snow and ice blanket a mostly empty downtown.

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Rory Doyle for The Washington Post

Feb. 16 | Edinburg, Tex.

Icicles form on a citrus tree.

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The Monitor/AP

Feb. 16 | Cleveland, Miss.

Late light casts on grain bins surrounded by ice and snow.

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Rory Doyle/For the Washington Post

Feb. 16 | Richardson, Tex.

Kaleb Love works to clear ice from a water fountain.

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LM Otero/AP

Feb. 15 | Waco, Tex.

People push a car free.

Jerry Larson/AP

Jerry Larson/AP

Feb. 15 | Austin

Snow blankets a neighborhood.

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Bronte Wittpenn/Austin American-Statesman/AP

Feb. 15 | Garland, Tex.

Dan Bryant and his wife Anna huddle by the fire with sons Benny, 3, and Sam, 12 weeks, along with their dog Joey, also wearing two doggy sweaters, with power out and temperatures dropping inside their home.

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The Dallas Morning News/AP

Feb. 15 | Austin

A snow-covered Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge leads to downtown.

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Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/AP

Feb. 15 | Pflugerville, Tex.

Sanders Archibad, 6, helps his brother Avett, 8, remove snow from their front door.

Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman/AP

Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman/AP

Feb. 15 | Bastrop County, Tex.

Horses wait for the ice to be broken in their water trough.

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Nell Carroll/Austin American-Statesman/AP

Feb. 15 | San Antonio

Craig Crow throws snowballs as he plays with his children and neighbors.

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Eric Gay/AP

Feb. 15 | Houston

A man peers out from under a blanket while trying to stay warm in below-freezing temperatures.

David J. Phillip/AP

David J. Phillip/AP

Feb. 14 | Oklahoma City

Snowplows work to clear the roads.

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Sue Ogrocki/AP

Feb. 15 | Nashville

Freezing rain falls in Centennial Park.

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Brett Carlsen/Getty Images