Highs of nearly 60 Saturday made it hard to believe Tuesday morning’s temperature hovered around -4 degrees with a wind chill value of -20.
Nearly all schools in the Wyoming Valley were closed, including Pittston Area and Wyoming Area. There was a handful of 2-hour delays.
The high temperature was near 5 degrees most of the day. But that didn’t stop many Greater Pittston residents from heading to work, or to do a little shopping.
The Wal-Mart on Route 315 in Pittston was full of customers. Employee John Davis, Avoca, originally from California, was out gathering carts in the bitter cold.
Mark Sudosky, an employee at Leah’s Oil, said this was an extremely busy day for him as he delivered oil across the Greater Pittston area. Mail carriers like Mark Boisey seemed to have it figured out. A brisk walk, with a full face mask with only eyes exposed was the way to go.
Hughs of near 40 are expected today under sunny skies.