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Westchester Residents Brave Bone-Chilling Temperature To Clean Up Snowy Mess

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Westchester residents got an early start on snow removal on Friday morning. (Credit CBS 2)

Westchester residents got an early start on snow removal on Friday morning. (Credit CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Residents and business owners braved brutal temperatures in Westchester County on Friday as they worked to clean up from the snowstorm that hit the area the night before.

No one seemed to be intimidated by the deep freeze in Mamaroneck, where snow-covered sidewalks were attacked with vigor, CBS 2′s Tony Aiello reported.

Residents appeared determined to minimize the effects of the bitter blast of winter.

“I guarantee two hours from now this town will be up and about and so will White Plains,” Anthony Altieri said.

Most stores did manage to open, even as potential customers struggled to clear their driveways so they could head out.

“It’s nasty because of the wind and it’s drifting,” Jerry Cividanes said. “And it’s a little sticky on the bottom but it’s not that heavy. Not as bad as some others.”

The cold threatens to refreeze wet roads later Friday night, but the frigid temperatures also mean cold hard cash for some.

“It was freezing this morning when I was shoveling my driveway,” Luke Morgan said.

Morgan headed to Roberts of Mamaroneck, a hotspot for everything needed to keep the cold at bay.

“Right now it’s thermals, thermals, thermals, thermals,” Jared Andreassi said. “We do a lot of lined pants. Obviously snow boots. Of course gloves, everyone always needs gloves that’s what people need right now.”

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