BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Freezing temperatures may have canceled school in Boston on Tuesday, but the cold isn't stopping other Bostonians from heading out on their morning commute or getting their morning coffee.
An Arctic blast moved into Massachusetts over Monday night and into Tuesday morning, bringing frigid temperatures and gusting winds. In Boston, the high today is around 12 degrees with winds of around eight to 16 miles per hour. The wind chill could drop the temperature to as low as 11 degrees below zero.
WBZ's James Rojas was in South Boston Tuesday morning, and he talked to many people trying to go about their morning routine despite the intense freezing temperatures. One person took bundling up to the next level, walking around with a sweater tied around his face.
"I noticed I had it in my backpack, so I was like 'I'm going to wrap up, I'm going to use it," he said. "I'm from Scottland originally and it doesn't get this cold there. This is like the coldest it's been this year."
Many people were flocking to local coffee shops like Dunkin' to get their morning coffee, and even the cold temperatures couldn't stop this man from getting his usual order.
"I'm drinking iced decaf with sugar, milk, and less ice," he said. "No matter the temperature, it's always iced coffee."
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.