Bitter cold creates major problems throughout Central Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (Jan. 7, 2014)- Near record low temperatures froze much of central Indiana Wednesday.  Whether you were walking outside or driving your car, the temperature made simple tasks seem nearly impossible.

“I actually moved from Pennsylvania in about February when the big ice storm hit so I didn’t expect this again,” said Cory Moyta.

Most Hoosiers are accustomed to the cold temperature, especially after the 2014 polar vortex.  However, it’s a different story for a group of students who just landed in Indianapolis from India.

“We are feeling extremely cold here.  This is nothing like India,” said one of the students.

The weather cancelled class for IPS students–which was welcome news for IPS student Nakita Neal.

“I was so happy,” said Neal.

Cleum Butler wasn’t as lucky, he was outside working for several hours helping to direct traffic during rush hour.

“This is ridiculous.  Last month was all right, but now it’s just bone chilling,” said Butler.

City snow crews have cleared most of the main streets. However, many of the side streets remain buried.

Although most try to limit their time outside, the cold means big business for local heating repair companies.

“It's been awful to work out in the cold and we’ve been real busy running around,” said Jesse Lechleiter, an employee of TA Kaiser Heating and Air.

The Department of Public works will have 16 snow trucks on the roads throughout the night and during the morning commute.

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