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Pittsburghers Battle Bitter Cold Commute

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburghers are used to cold temperatures, but it is tough to deal with the winds that make it feel much colder than it really is.

A lot of people are being affected by the cold-snap the region is in, but the bad news is that there’s still a while to go before it warms up.

There was ice on the Allegheny River Wednesday morning as temperatures dipped into the single digits. That meant people walking around town were bundled up in layers.

“I feel like an Eskimo right now,” Derek Dennis said.

He was one of many that were chilled to the bone while braving the cold.

Fashion statements didn’t matter for many people who were just hoping to keep warm.

“People give me a lot of funny looks,” Ashley Brewer said. “Windy. Yeah, it’s cold and windy, but it’s always nice when the sun is out. At least it’s out a little bit.”

However, in the man-made mini canyons of downtown Pittsburgh, things weren’t so bright.

“It’s horrible. It’s like a wind tunnel,” Amanda Smith said.

When temperatures drop this low, people pick up the pace to stay warm.

“You have to stay fast. If you slow down, it gets way colder than usual,” Smith said.

“As quick as possible. Very quick,” Dennis said.

Tyler Gorton ventured into the cold on his bicycle Wednesday morning.

“It’s either that or walking or having a half an hour drive downtown and paying $15 a day for parking,” Gorton said.

Spring is just around the corner, but until then people just need to remember one thing.

“It’s just another day in Pittsburgh,” Brewer said.

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