December 26, 2017 10:53 PM
(ABC 6 News) – So far, Tuesday is being called the coldest day of the season.
However, it didn’t stop travelers and drivers from braving the weather, and despite the cold, their spirits were higher than the temperature.
Shashi Maire, who flew in from Detroit, Michigan with his family says they had expected to see lots of snow on the ground when they arrived in Rochester, "everybody says you know Minnesota is very cold, more snow but to our surprise when we landed there's hardly anything."
Kasin Lewicki, who drove in from the cities also says she was surprised to see just how cold it was "it's much colder here than in Minneapolis."
Meteorologists say Tuesday also tied for the coldest day of the year.
Vincent Staloch says the bitter temperatures caused Pulver Towing in Rochester to have its busiest day yet for the season.
"This morning we probably ran about 30 trucks through the shop here with bad fuel filters that are gelled up or waxed up from the bio-diesel and the fuel, said Staloch.”
Staloch also explained that can happen when the fuel isn't treated enough for cold temperatures, "The filter can't filter the fuel through it so then the truck is dead in the water."
But while it was a brutally cold day, most people remained in good spirits and tried to stayed indoors.
Martha Bock, who works at Mayo Clinic, says it’s just something you have to get through every year, "Well you get good at dealing with it but it's never like fun."
"The city is beautiful and the people are nice and they're smiling and I think all around we're experiencing a very happy stay here,” said Maire.
Updated: December 26, 2017 10:53 PM
Created: December 26, 2017 07:33 PM
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