After storm, life returns to normal amid bitter cold

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After storm, life returns to normal amid bitter cold. Bob Brooks reports during Action News at 4pm on January 5, 2018. (WPVI)

The storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the region has moved out, but the region is now dealing with bitterly cold temperatures.

We came across Philadelphians everywhere working to clear the snow before it freezes.

Richie Esposito of South Philly was on his second shovel. "The first one snapped," he said.

Frank Ciccone came out to warm up his car, but wasn't planning to take it anywhere.

"You gotta heat up the engine or it'll seize up on you," he said.

The Schuylkill River was frozen over, and so was some of the snow along Broad Street.

"It's painful," said Sarah Santos of Center City, who said she was bundled up with "Many layers going on here."
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After storm, life returns to normal amid bitter cold. Bob Brooks reports during Action News at Noon on January 5, 2018.



Some put on a brave face.

"We are headed to Starbucks for a morning fix and then we have to get to work. We've spent enough time complaining," said Karen Corbin of Center City.

Daniel Taylor of Graduate Hospital had an all-natural way to fight the cold.

"I grew this beard, I started on Thanksgiving, and I never grew one before, and I gotta tell you it's amazing. It's like wearing a scarf on your face all day," he said.
For more coverage and tips for making it through the season, visit our Surviving Winter section.

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