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Car Wash Employees Working Outside in Cold Weather

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, December 18 2016 Dec 18, 2016 December 18, 2016 9:35 PM December 18, 2016 in News

MISSION- While many opted to stay indoors to avoid the cold, some businesses operate outdoors.

Yolanda Garza works at her family's car wash and tire shop. Garza tells us most of her family works outdoors. With temperatures dipping into the 40's, she says days like today can be tricky.

Garza says no matter the weather the job must be done. How much they make depends on the number of cars they work on, missing a day would mean missing out on profits.

"We have to open we have to work in order to pay our bills," said Garza.

Garza says all they can really do this time of year is wear plenty of layers. She hopes this chilly weather won't last for long.

Working in the cold weather can be dangerous. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are some possible health risks which come with the cold weather like hypothermia. 

Hypothermia is when your body temperature goes lower than 95 degrees. Symptoms include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, memory loss and slurred speech.

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