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Many Continue Working in Cold Conditions

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Many across Mid-Michigan were called off from school Tuesday due to the frigid temperatures. However, for some, life carried on as usual, having to brave the elements.

"It's probably not even warmer, but psychologically you feel warmer with the sun being out," said Stan Karamol
, a post office worker of 18 years. "If you can keep the wind off of you, that helps immensely."

He says the key to getting through the day is knowing how to dress, which for him includes proper long johns and multiple layers. Karmal says the hardest part to keep warm is his hands, since he can't wear thick gloves to deliver the mail.

"The faster you move, the more heat you generate," he says.

If he does get too cold, Karamol says he can always head back to the truck, but even that has a consequence.

"If you stay too long on your feet that are sweaty, then they start getting damp and your feet get cold because you're wet."

So an extra pair of socks and lots of water are an essential part of his day.

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