Winter storm warning

A cyclist navigates a snow-covered street in Chicago, Illinois. [Scott Olson/ Getty Images via AFP]

The blast of frigid weather, which arrived Tuesday night and continued Wednesday, put a long stretch of states from New Mexico and Colorado to Maine under winter storm warnings.

A Denver Fire Department truck heads to an emergency call along South Washington Street in Denver.

A woman pulls a child on a sled across the intersection of Bayaud Avenue and South Washington Street in Denver.

An adult helps school children cross the street in Dallas. North Texas school districts called off classes for the next two days in anticipation of winter weather.

A sign displays that school has been cancelled due to impending winter weather in Dallas.

Long icicles hang from an awning outside a restaurant as a winter storm sweeps over Denver.