IN PHOTOS – Icy Blizzard Slams Central US

Ice forms on the Brooklyn waterfront in New York on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. An extremely cold air mass is moving into the region on Sunday night. The Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center appear in the background. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Ice forms on the Brooklyn waterfront in New York on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. An extremely cold air mass is moving into the region on Sunday night. The Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center appear in the background. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Reuters reported that a record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation’s central states and then plowed into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington, D.C. to close on Tuesday.

It was reported that the new storm will be followed by another arctic front, bringing frigid cold to the eastern United States by Thursday or Friday.