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Despite the frigid temps, workers get the job done

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Wyatt wears a heavy jacket and knee pads as he kneels down to enter each six-digit number into the machine. Wyatt wears a heavy jacket and knee pads as he kneels down to enter each six-digit number into the machine.

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WECT) - Several people are braving the cold during frigid January temperatures.

Horace Wyatt is a meter reader at the Elizabethtown Public Services Department. He reads hundreds of meters, even during the coldest winter days.

"When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade," says Wyatt as he stayed cheerful going house to house reading meters throughout almost freezing temperatures.

"If I stay out of the truck ten minutes, it gets cold," says Wyatt. "The worst thing is when it's raining and cold. If it's raining it doesn't really bother me. If it's cold it doesn't really bother me. But if it's both? It's time to make other arrangements!"

Even though Wyatt faced the elements Tuesday, sometimes he encounters worse situations - like dogs, fire ants, barbed wire, and meters full of cockroaches.

"I've been lucky not to run in to too many dogs on this route," laughs Wyatt.

Wyatt wears a heavy jacket and knee pads as he kneels down to enter each six-digit number into the machine.

"It's a lot colder than I like it," explained Wyatt. "I'm a hot weather man myself, I love hot weather. But if you got a job to do, you got to get out and do it."

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