ROCHESTER, Minn. - No matter the temperature, some people have to be outside for their jobs.
As autumn leaves get pushed to the side, groundskeepers including Alex Decosta prepare for winter's chill.
"There's still things that have to get done," Decosta said, "but at the same time, we do take safety and these conditions into high regard. We come out for an hour and then go back inside, warm up and just try to stay on top of things."
Getting around downtown can be daunting on bitter days.
"The wind," Banda Khamsavang, a food delivery worker, said. "When it hits you, it hurts."
While most people opt for the skyway, others have to brave the cold in order to do their job.
Construction workers and delivery people are among those forced to endure this early November chill.
"Cold, very cold," Khamsavang said. "It's a quick kind of in and out, try to leave the car on, just kind of hop in the car as soon as I can. It's freezing."
The intrepid workers advise people to dress warm during this bitter season with a coat, hat, and gloves.
- Staying warm while working in the cold
- Working in the cold
- The Homeless Huddle Together to Stay Warm
- Staying safe while drinking in the cold
- Sanitation crews work through cold
- Mason City community kitchen provides warm refuge in cold weather
- Rochester Community Warming Center prepares for cold snap
- StormTeam 3: Cold this morning, warming for the weekend
- Salvation Army working to keep the homeless warm
- Rochester Warming Center is making sure its guests are staying safe