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Cold Snap Challenges in New England

While winter is enjoyable for some it's difficult for others



    Cold Snap Challenges in New England

    Temperatures in Boston officially dipped into the 30's on Friday. People who live in Boston or who are here to visit are trying to keep warm. 

    "It's summertime at home and especially where we're from its 48 degrees celsius so this is a big change," said Kirby Bunt, who was visiting from Australia. 

    Convert 48 degree celsius and you get 118 degrees fahrenheit. 

    Bunt traveled from Australia hoping to see snow and she came prepared. 

    "I got a sweater on," said Bunt. "I also got thermals under my leggings as well." 

    The Putnam family visiting from Vermont is excited about the dip in temperature with the possibility for snow in Boston on Sunday. 

    "Well we think all the fun winter sports start happening," said Adam Putnam. 

    Friday he enjoyed an afternoon ice skating at Frog Pond in the Boston Common with his daughters. 

    "We just brought the clothes we'd bring if we were going outside in Vermont," said Putnam. "It's actually just another cold day outside for us but kind of warm with the sunshine." 

    While winter is enjoyable for some it's difficult for others. 

    "We have about 365 beds here for men and about 120 beds for women," said Barbara Trevisan, spokesperson for Pine Street Inn. 

    The beds at Pine Street Inn, a shelter for the homeless, fill up on cold winter nights. 

    "We do have cots and mats that we will put out in our common areas for people in this kind of weather," said Trevisan. "When it gets cold we won't turn anybody away." 

    Pine Street Inn says the best way to help is to donate any dollars you can spare. 

    "Whether it's preparing extra meals in the winter, making sure that we have enough staff for the larger numbers of people that come and stay here in the winter," said Trevisan. 

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