While many in the tri-states were trying to keep warm inside, some construction workers had to bare the bitterly cold temperatures earlier Tuesday.
Jared Allensworth with Quincy's J and N Construction says when he got to his work site Tuesday morning, his equipment was completely frozen.
Allensworth and his team were building a new garage, which is hard to do in below freezing temperatures.
"It seems like first thing in the morning when you start you instantly, fingers and toes get cold, but about mid-morning you warm up on time and it seems like your blood gets thinner and you get moving," Allensworth said. "The harder you work the warmer you stay."
Allensworth says they draw they line if temperatures hit below 10 degrees. At that point workers say it's just too cold to get anything done.
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