Bronx workers forced to be outdoors trying to cope with frigid temperatures
With temperatures dipping into the single digits at night and staying below freezing in the day, workers forced to be outside are doing all they can to stay warm.
Workers in Hunts Point say they dress in layers and keep busy in order to survive the frigid temperatures. According to the American Red Cross, people should dress in layers, wear gloves or mittens, drink hot cider, soup or broth, and avoid alcohol and caffeine.
Experts say it's important that people recognize symptoms of cold weather illnesses such as hypothermia and frostbite. They say signs of hypothermia include dizziness and severe shivering. As for frostbite, symptoms include gray and yellow skin discoloration.