Western New Yorkers Fight Frigid Temps

January 24, 2011 Updated Jan 24, 2011 at 1:41 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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January 24, 2011 Updated Jan 24, 2011 at 1:41 PM EDT

With all this cold weather many people just want to stay inside but for some Western New Yorkers, that's not an option. These people found ways to fight the frigid temperatures.

Samuel Garcia works maintenance for a local company.

"We have to salt the sidewalks so nobody goes slipping and slide," Garcia said.

He also clears the snow and ice. As the weather gets colder, his job gets busier so a frigid day like today doesn't stop him.

"It's the coldest day and I got this little hat and it's keep me warm. Usually I just wear a regular hat but I was really cold," Garcia said.

Mark Pinto works outside with Ferguson Electric.

"You could tell today is one of the coldest days of the year. It's not bad if you dress properly. Most of our guys have worked out side their whole lives so they know how to dress in layers," Pinto said.

The cold weather also made Garcia's job a lot harder because four of his co-workers couldn't get their cars started.

"We got a couple people who couldn't make it in so we have to cover their properties," Garcia said.

Angelo Botticelli who works odd jobs outside, said he's taking a half day, finding other work inside.

"I'm spending 20 more minutes out here and then I'm going inside to do paperwork," Botticelli said.

These men agree that if you're smart about how you spend your time in the cold, it could actually be a good thing.

"I think it keeps you younger, working in the cold," Pinto said.

All these people agree that no matter how many layers you put on, at some point you will get cold and that's when it's time to take a break.