Tuesday was the coldest day in three years. Folks who work in construction say working in freezing weather is nothing new to them, and when it comes down to it, they just have to keep moving. Some people are fortunate enough to work indoors, but not everyone does.
"It's rough, it's hard to get used to it. Then it's hard to keep warm that's for sure."
Sometimes, it gets so cold that construction workers have to call it quits, but that typically doesn't happen unless the temperature is below zero and there is a wind chill of 10 miles per hour.
"We're moving, we're not standing or sitting. We're typically moving around so we're generating heat. Insulated clothes hold that heat," said Construction Superintendent Michael Knight.
"The older you get, the less you like it," said construction worker James DeHaven.
Some of them say you have to make money to live. "That's what you do when you're poor," said Knight.
"Any time the temperature drops below 20 degrees you need to be concerned about outdoor animals," said Dr. Kim Walls. On top of not leaving your pet outside, you should give them more food and water. "The biggest consequence is probably going to be some frost bite, and along the ears is definitely something that can occur. You can also increase your chances for bronchial disease because they can have damages to the airways and even some cases it can lead to pneumonia," The doctor added.
Exercising isn't necessarily a good idea, for your pets or you. "Personally, I think most people should stay indoors too," said Walls.
When you've got 160 animals to care for, like Buster Dunning in Clarke County, that's just not possible. the next best thing is to dress warm. "I will put bibs back on, but luckily this is the first year we have heat in our tractor," he said.