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Michiana residents react to historic deep freeze as it moves out of the area

NOW: Michiana residents react to historic deep freeze as it moves out of the area

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- As people trek back to work and school Friday morning, ABC57 is looking back at some of the moments from this week’s historic deep freeze.

Over the past few days viewers have shared their cold weather experience using #57DeepFreeze.

With these pictures and videos in mind, ABC57 wanted to know what did people in Michiana think about the record low temperatures, how did they stay busy, and what are their thoughts on the warm up ahead of us.

“I actually just recently moved back in 2011 from Fort Lauderdale so this is a nightmare for me,” said Jason Kring.

“It is very cold,” said Stacy Kissinger. “This is the worst I’ve ever seen it.”

“I actually like the cold but this is too cold,” said Exavia Williams.

“It’s freezing out here,” said Isaiah Hunt.

It’s no surprise people in Michiana aren’t the biggest fans of the weather that left us in subzero temperatures for 52 hours.

“I was off work so that was a good thing,” said Williams.

“Staying in the house, staying out of the cold,” said Hunt.

While some spent their time inside relaxing and staying warm, others had to brave the elements.

“Extremely busy,” said Kring. “A lot of calls for jump starts, tire changes, and wrench outs”

“We’ve been open but I’ve only had about five or six customers,” said Kissinger.

There is warm weather at the end of the deep freeze. ABC57’s team of meteorologists predicting temperatures in the 40s and 50s over the next few days.

“I’m ready for the warm weather,” said Briannia Wallace.  

“I’m scared,” said Williams. “You don’t want to come outside because the switch in the weather is horrible. So you’re probably going to get sick”

“I’m ready for it,” said Kissinger. “I’m actually ready for summer.”

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