How cold is it? East Texas speaks out

By Layron Livingston - bio | email

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The temperature gauge read in the high 20's, Thursday afternoon.  The wind chill was nearly half that.

"It just cuts through you," said King Crawford.

Raul Jimenez was walked to work wearing two coats. "Just trying to keep myself bundled," he said, even though he forgot his gloves.

It was cold enough for the Ferguson Street Southside Bank branch to serve up some complimentary cider.

"In this cold, a lazy person would be working just to stay warm," said Mike Youngblood. His work crew started at 7a.m. Thursday morning.

"The winds alright if you keep your back to it," said Chris Grogan.

It was not cold enough, however to keep Hartest Washington, Jr. from the carwash to get rid of what the birds left behind. "I gotta get that off," he said as ice cycles formed on the wall of the carwash. His wife sat warmly inside the car.

Heads up: It's supposed to be colder, Friday.

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