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Early morning commuters brave the cold in Mid-Michigan

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(01/28/14) - For many across Mid-Michigan, braving the elements early Tuesday morning wasn't a choice. They were doing what they had to do to make a living.

"Keep bundled up. I feel sorry for all my crew and fellow workers that have to be outside," said Tracy Braham, an early morning commuter.

For some, those outside temperatures managed to slow down their morning commute.

"It's just brutal out here. The car started slowly this morning to get going for the day to work," said early morning commuter Jerry Williams.

Williams had a few concerns about whether or not his car could event make it through the day.

"Of course it's 100 miles down there to work and the vehicle is a little older. You always wonder if something happens if you're prepared for the outside," he said.

You have to feel for a guy like Shaun McClure - he had just finished a frigid third shift, loading and unloading his truck, over and over again.

"I've got long johns on, two shirts, this coat, a sweat shirt, Carhartt, sweat pants, blue jeans, and I'm still feeling it," he said. "You can only work for about 10 minutes at a time, and then you have to get back in your truck and warm your hands up, because even with gloves on, your hands feel like ice cubes."

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