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Clothes, clothes and more clothes: staying warm in bitter temperatures

Posted at 9:57 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 23:22:00-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As temperatures in Kansas City plunge overnight, those who work outside are piling on their layers in an attempt to battle the article temperatures.

Crews with Kansas City’s Parks and Recreation department are among those running around in the cold. They have been working 10 hours a day trying to pick up debris from the last storm.

According to the city, there have been 8,597 reported cases of downed tree limbs sent to 311 for a special collection.

“Those are the ones that have been called in,” said Patrick Anyanike, an area superintendent with the Parks and Recreation Department.

Cold temperatures, however, could slow down their progress. As the temperatures drop, crews are taking more breaks to keep their bodies warm.

The key while out— pilling on the layers.

“Clothes, clothes and more clothes. And some on the heater so when you get cold, you can go switch out a pair of gloves and try and keep on going,” said Frank Adriano, a tree trimmer for the city.

Employees at KCI are also layering on their clothes. With flights scheduled to land and depart, they cannot avoid the cold.

“Once a plane comes in, we download everything, get everyone their bags, bring their luggage upstairs, their gate checks on the jet bridge so everyone can go home and stay warm,” said Austin Carrill, Operations Manager.

Crews will rotate inside to warm up.