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    Chris Winzler, a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, delivers mail Thursday on Eustis Parkway in Waterville. Winzler, like most people who work outdoors in the cold, dresses in layers.

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    Chris Winzler, a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, delivers mail Thursday on Eustis Parkway in Waterville. Winzler keeps his truck running between deliveries.

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    Chris Winzler, a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, delivers mail Thursday on Eustis Parkway in Waterville. Winzler said there have been times when he had to cover his face because of the cold.

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    Sam Green grooms Nordic trails Thursday at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. The cold prevented Green from making snow, because it was affecting his air compressor.

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    Sam Green grooms Nordic trails Thursday at Quarry Road Trails in Waterville. It takes Green about five hours to groom the trails, and though he is bundled up, he doesn't block his peripheral vision, leaving his face exposed to the wind, which he says is "the worst."

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    Construction crews load drywall through a boarded window Thursday as construction continues on the Colby College dormitory in Waterville. The cold was so intense that some crew members reduced their hours and left for warmer environs.

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    Jason Giggey was assigned to install exterior sheathing Thursday on the new Colby College dormitory in Waterville. Giggey said that when the wind kicks in on the upper floors, it makes conditions worse.

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    Kyle Broad, center, and Nick Hoit, right center, sit on an I-beam as they wait for the next piece of steel to be installed Thursday as they build an addition to Hartford Station, Augusta's maine fire station. Some of the steel workers' tasks require them to use their bare hands.

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    Kyle Broad, left, and Nick Hoit place an I-beam Thursday as they build an addition to Hartford Station, Augusta's main fire station.

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    Jerome Cooper walks along a steel I-beam Thursday as he helps build an addition to Hartford Station, Augusta's main fire station.

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    Steel workers install steel beams in single-digit temperature Thursday as they work on the frame of an addition to Hartford Station, Augusta's main fire station.

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    Greater Augusta Water District worker Mike Charest compacts dirt Thursday over a fixed water main that broke on Allen Street in Augusta. The water district supplies its employees with cold-weather clothing and $150 for steel-toed muck boots.

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    Mike Charest compacts dirt after replacing a portion of a broken water main Thursday as Gary Thorne operates the backhoe and Jason Souzer, left, watches the crew from the Greater Augusta Water District finish a job on Allen Street in Augusta.

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