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Workers: It's one of the coldest days

Rochester, N.Y. Dressing in layers was key to getting through working outside in subzero temperatures.

This is probably the toughest I've seen in my 16 years, said Doug Babcock who was delivering mail in Brighton, Tuesday. You try to keep a good pace, obviously because you want everything to keep moving and stay warm.

Wearing layers was also how Babcock was trying to stay warm, it was the first day of the season he wore his heavy pants.

I knew it was going to be too cold to be a tough guy, said Babcock.

Rochester fire fighters are also taking extra precautions in this weather.

Making sure we carry enough hats, put our gloves on right away, and as you can see we're wearing our gear out on all the runs, said Captain Kevin Murphy with the Rochester Fire Department.

And when it comes to treating patients in this weather - keeping them out the elements is must.

We just came from the can of worms up on the bridge and instead of bringing the patient outside and looking them over, it was best to leave them in the van, said Murphy, Check them out there and wait for the ambulance.

Construction workers didnt get break from the elements.

I've got a t-shirt, a flannel shirt, three sweat shirts. I've got this, my Carhartts and my vest, said Bill Vonglis, Foreman Liberty Underground. Vonglis and his crew were working on Hylan Drive in Henrietta Tuesday morning. We got enough guys out here we switch off and on, so a couple of guys can stay warm.

 
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