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Erieites Gear Up to Hunker Down for Cold Weather

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The Northwest PA region is expected to see wind chills of 20 to 40 below zero and people are taking extra measures to stay warm.

WICU/WSEE Spoke to locals shopping at Value Home Center on Sunday, and while some are still making purchases like salt, shovels, and space heaters... Most people seem to plan on hunkering down.

 "I'm not leaving as much as I can, staying out of the elements as much as you can," said Josh Britt of Erie.

 "We haven't been out of the house in a week. This is the first time we've been out because live south of I-90 where we got 18 inches of snow," said Belva Limrick, in Erie from Green Township. "We will probably be in for another week," she said.

"[I'm] Stocking up on water and cans so I don't have to go anywhere," Deana Nelson said, laughing. Nelson also lives in Erie.

 "I think I'm going to bundle up and stay in the house, and come out only when I have to," said Quinten Morganfield, agreeing with his fellow Erie residents.

"I think that kids don't really acknowledge the dangers of cold temperatures such as -40. That's something we need to enforce as parents," Morganfield added. 

The temperatures will be plummeting all day on Monday, with the coldest temperatures expected overnight Monday to Tuesday.

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