(NECN: Alysha Palumbo - Boston) - With bitterly cold temperatures descending on New England, people who commute to work or school outside of the comfort of a toasty warm car are getting prepared for another long winter ahead.
Northeastern student Heidi Rasmussen said, "Awful, I guess we’re used to it but it’s definitely cold, you would rather be somewhere else that was warmer."
Waiting for the bus can seem like an eternity when the wind is whipping, your fingers are freezing, and you start to lose feeling in your toes.
While waiting for the bus Jessica Seligman said, "You’ve got to bundle up, lots of layers, I have headband, fur, everything to stay warm."
But cold weather can cause bigger problems too – like the delays that plagued the Red Line Tuesday night and Wednesday morning after the MBTA says "below freezing temperatures" contributed to a "third rail defect."
Hank Henderson, who was delayed by Red Line, said, "It was hectic for commuters, period, because you had to get stuck on the rail line and then you had to get left behind on your other bus and all the connections were bad."
Sarah Guernelli, a Suffolk University student from Marlboro, said, "I think it was more the fact that it was so crowded and there were so many people that waiting upstairs there was just like a crowd of us and then coming down everyone was pushing and bumping to get on and I’m small I get knocked over really easily."
But for some people, this wintry weather will not keep them from venturing out – whether it’s the walk the dog, go for a run, or ride a bike.
"Well I basically have my ski gear on, I have my warmest mittens, I’ve got two pairs of pants, warm sweater and ski goggles help a lot," said Matt Tuttle of Brookline, "The thing that I like about biking is when it’s really cold you can always bike harder and then it’s not so bad."