Wild and woolly weather for workers as winter chill sets in

OUT IN THE COLD: Dennis “Dusty” Rhodes, Bill Miller and Kevin Swain brave the cold.
Photo: Steve Gosch 0625survey2

OUT IN THE COLD: Dennis “Dusty” Rhodes, Bill Miller and Kevin Swain brave the cold. Photo: Steve Gosch 0625survey2

AS Game of Thrones fans would say, “winter is coming”  and two men who are braving the cold of Orange are Kevin Swain and Bill Miller.

Mr Swain, Orange City Council  project co-ordinator believes braving the cold weather is a matter of rugging up and attempting to make the best of the situation.

When he is working outside on a freezing day he makes sure he is wearing his gloves, jacket and beanie.

“It’s not so much the cold, but the wind that really gets to you,” he said.

Mr Swain grew up in Orange and has seen winters colder than this.

“I don’t mind the cold, but you never really get used to it,” he said.

Engineering surveyor Bill Miller wears an extra thermal T-shirt when going out in the cold.

“As a surveyor, you can’t usually work in the rain, but if there’s work to be done, like getting ready for line-marking this week, then you just go out and do it. The cold temperatures are OK, but if it starts sleeting you really feel it,” he said.

The two men are working on a council project that involves rebuilding the intersection at the corner of Hill and Margaret streets.

The road has been sealed and, weather permitting, line-marking  contractors will add the final touches to the project this week.

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