27°F

Too Cold to Care

Vermonters venture outside for fun and work as low temperatures approach records.

Kids scored big with the cold weather at Calahan Park in Burlington Wednesday.

 

For the second straight year parents helped build an ice rink at the park. Wednesday evening students from Christ the King school played hockey with each other showing of their skills.

But it wasn't all play for people in South Burlington. Bud Etherton says he has to navigate an icy dirt road to go shopping.

“It's like the rocky road to Dublin,” Etherton said.

“I mean we have to tell my wife to slow down you know to five miles an hour because we're bouncing all over the place.”

He had to venture out to fix a pipe at his place. Luckily it wasn’t burst or broken from anything to do with the cold. He says his home is ready for the cold.

“Furnace is checked and everything and we have backups,” Etherton said.

Others say it's almost impossible to be completely ready.

“You always think you have what you need but every now and then you get out there and you don't have what you need,” Michael Premsagar said.

Premsagar says he's running low on salt. But so are hardware stores across the area. Employees at an Aubuchon Hardware in South Burlington say they've had to turn away hundreds of customers.

Even without salt Vermonters have only three words for the cold: bring it on.

“Hopefully we'll get some snow with it and be able to go out and enjoy it,” Premsagar said.

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