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Cold Weather Makes for Tough Working Conditions

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LEWES, Del. -- A chilly Thursday evening in February had Sussex County workers, travelers and locals doing their best to keep warm by bundling up in layers of winter clothing.

"It's just too cold to be out here," said Victor Glasgow of Lewes who had to brave not only the cold temperatures, but the freezing wind chill as he filled up his tank at a gas station.

Construction worker Daniel Dasilva had been working outside all day when WBOC caught him finally getting a moment of rest inside a running pick-up truck with the heater at full blast.

"I got three hoodies and this jacket," Dasilva said with a chilly quiver in his voice.

An arctic cold front gripping Delmarva is moving south across the region but for some it's not moving quite fast enough.

At Rehoboth Car Wash, workers packing up for the day just after 5 p.m. were ready to rest easy by the nearest heater.

Stephanie Keller, one of the customer service representatives, said it was almost unbearable spending all day outside.

"The wind was brutal! It really cuts through you," she said. "You can wear as many layers as you want but you know, I usually come home and my face is beet red for at least an hour or so afterward," Keller said laughing.

Victor Glasgow is a restaurant worker so he can relate.

"Just having to go back and forth outside for certain supplies and stuff like that," he said, "yeah it's cold!"

On their way up from Georgia to attend a wrestling match, a group of young boys and two chaperones didn't know it would be so cold Thursday night.

"I'm very surprised! I thought that it was going to be colder up higher than Delaware but once I got out to get gas here I realized it was much colder," said Tony Kincaid, one of the chaperones who admits he was definitely underdressed for the cold snap.

Kincaid said he hopes the strong 25 mile an hour winds won't make the Lewes Ferry ride to New Jersey too bumpy.

"This is my first ferry ride so I hope it's going to be a pleasant experience," he said on a night where gusty winds are making this cold snap a little harder to handle in and around Sussex County.

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