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Many in Midstate Doing Their Jobs Outside Despite the Cold

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The deep freeze has its grip on Nashville for another night. While kids will stay home from school, and many of you will take the day off to take care of them, a lot of Midstate workers brave the bitter cold no matter what. Right now firefighters, police officers and other first responders are out patrolling the streets and interstates. Earlier today we met some unsung heroes that keep the world running while others stay home. While the kids are home from school and some 9-5ers get the day off, construction crews are hard at work building new housing near Meharry Medical College.

30 year old Adam Quertermous is the site's safety manager, and says while coffee warms you up, the workers drink less of it than you might think. For crews on a schedule there are 2 goals: get the job done and do it safely.

While construction workers start their day at sunrise, the folks at Strasser Farms work all the way to sundown.

Taking care of 40 cows is hard enough, but low temperatures make Bob Strasser's job even harder. It causes the cow's troughs to freeze. It even freezes metal locks. Strasser's long day on the farm ends by hand feeding a calf and knowing he has one of the rare jobs that's so important a little cold won't stop him from doing it.

Tomorrow morning Midstate roads and highways will again be a little clearer because many school districts have already canceled classes or will be starting late. For a complete list, CLICK HERE.

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