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Delmarva Deals With Bitter Cold and Wind Chills

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Snowy tree in Salisbury (Photo: WBOC) Snowy tree in Salisbury (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- The temperature did not get above freezing in Salisbury on Tuesday and the winds made it feel even colder.  Despite the frigid temperatures, many were out in Salisbury either hard at work or playing hard.

At the site of the future new Salisbury Fire Station #2, crews were staying busy, including Robert O'Grady.

"Right now, we're just trying to get some scaffold tore down so guys can come in and start putting some of the trusses in for the roof system," O'Grady said.

For O'Grady and the other guys on the site, it was not too cold to work, but Old Man Winter certainly made their day difficult.

"It's real bad because the wind is blowing real hard.  You've got to watch your step when you're tearing down scaffold as we are today because there is a little bit of ice on the boards.  You got to throw down a little rock salt and get the ice off there and keep on," O'Grady said.

O'Grady mentioned things get even tougher when he gets icicles stuck in his beard.

While the wind chill made it feel like the temperature was in the single digits on Tuesday, some people, like Errond Truitt of Mardela Springs, were not going to let that stop them from getting in their exercise.  Truitt's preferred method is skateboarding so he spent his afternoon at the new skate park in Salisbury.

"I am out here like I am every day just skating around, exercising, living life," Truitt said. 

Truitt was asked how cold it would have to be for him to not be out skating.

"I haven't seen that temperature yet, so I don't know."

While the frigid temperatures could not stop work or play Tuesday in Delmarva, arctic air along with some snow may be a different story.

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