As Brutally Cold Winter Drags On, 80 Percent Of Lake Michigan Frozen

CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 18: Snow and ice covers the shoreline of Lake Michigan on February 18, 2014 near Chicago, Illinois. This winters prolonged cold weather has caused more than 88 percent of the Great Lakes to be covered in ice which is near the record of 95% set in February 1979. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==