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Freezing temperatures are challenging for workers

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(01/22/13)- It's not the kind of day you want to work outside. Some people have to handle it while helping you get to your final destination.

ABC12 visited Bishop Airport in Flint where employees are staying pretty busy.

The workers we spoke with Tuesday, whose jobs require them to be outdoors, are prepared to for this type of weather.

The freezing temperatures are a challenge on people whose jobs require them to work outdoors. That's why they're bundling up.

"You have to put all of the layers on and make sure that you're dressed for it. All your skin is covered, that's the big thing," said Steven Massey, who works at the airport.

"We're kind of used to it. I mean, this is part of our regular routine. During the summers, it's blazing hot. In the winter, sometimes it's very cold. Key thing for us here, dress in layers of course. You don't want to stay out too long. We have trucks outside, we take our breaks," said Kevin Sancraint, who also works at the airport.

The workers are responsible for maintenance at the airport. Tuesday, they were doing lighting repair.

"When it's cold like this, we have to get out, and anything that's exposed to the cold weather and sub zero temperatures - like plumbing, electrical, everything else - we have to run a constant check on and making sure that everything is functioning and working properly," Massey said.

Joe Shaw handles luggage at the airport for people who are preparing to catch their flights. His job requires him to be outside quite a bit.

"It makes it kind of difficult, a lot of thermo. My bones feel like I don't want to be old or young. Most of the time I got a hood on," he said.

Despite the cold temperatures, the cold weather did not delay many flights at Bishop on Tuesday.

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