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US freezing weather: 'Indianapolis a ghost town'

7 January 2014 Last updated at 17:03 GMT

A brutal blast of arctic air has settled over eastern North America, bringing dangerously low temperatures not seen in decades.

About half of the US population has been placed under a wind chill warning or cold weather advisory.

ABC News reporter Ryan Owens said that Indianapolis was "a ghost town" and that on Monday the governor made driving in the state of Indiana illegal.

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