HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBS New York) — Commuters heading out Tuesday were faced with a bitter blast of colder-than-usual early December weather, and though it is causing some problems, residents once again are taking it in stride, Kathryn Brown reports.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reports from Dobbs Ferry

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

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Water main breaks are one of the first unwelcome signs of winter, and in the first cold snap of the season, the Tri-State has already been hit with several. One overnight shut down Tonnelle Avenue in North Bergen for several hours. Outdoor workers are used to bundling up.

“I’m OK. I have the right clothes,” said one worker who had several layers on.

From repair crews to seasonal workers hawking Christmas trees, the icy blast was taking a toll on everyone. “Plenty of layers. I have three layers of pants, three layers of shirts, hats, stuff like that,” said Grayson Austin. “Had to deliver a lot of trees so I sweat a lot and get hot, so the work helps keep me warm.”

The unseasonably cold temperatures blew into our area over the weekend. Snow flurries fell off and on Monday and continued through the night, getting some into the holiday spirit.

“It’s a little bit too cold but I love it. I love the New England weather. It’s just very invigorating. Get a hot cup of cocoa and you’re set for the day,” said Debbie Amodio of New Haven.

Hopefully she’s set for the week because the freezing weather is likely to linger, making for a beautiful sight but a frigid fright if you have to be outside.

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