By: Lynne Hayes-Freeland

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Commuters in downtown Pittsburgh fought high winds and frigid temperatures this morning as flags flapped in the blustery conditions.

The wind gusts at times were between 10 to 15 miles per hour. The people out walking say it felt every bit as cold.

Mike Henry, of the North Hills, described the temperature as “blistering cold.”

An outdoor temperature sign on the North Side read 23 degrees just after 8 a.m.

Construction workers were dressed in layers for outdoor work.

However, others acknowledged that the frigid temperatures can be invigorating.

Casey Kuywesky, another commuter, walked one of our local bridges without a hat.

“I know my Dad’s going to yell at me,” said Kuywesky. “I do have one I just forgot it.”

But, Jailyn Dennis, of the North Side, says is not the breeze, just thin cold air.”

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