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Deep freeze on the horizon, residents prep for Polar Vortex round 2

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

When temperatures are this low and expected to drop even lower items like space heaters seem to sell themselves. 

Barely a month into winter and some die hard Clevelanders have already had it with this deep freeze.

"I can't take much more of this. I am moving to Florida," said one cold Clevelander.

Crews are racing through salt supplies.

While the city of Canton prepares for a shortage, the salt yard in Akron just got a refill and ODOT's yard in Valley View is about three quarters empty. 

The problem is when it's this cold, salt is no longer effective and the chemical liquid calcium must be used. 

"It is cold," complained a 19 Action News viewer. "Can't stand out here that long -- two minutes and I am out."

So cold the simple chore of pumping gas is no longer a simple chore. 

And the cold is made worse by that biting wind.  

You can get frostbite if you don't have gloves.  The weather is forecast to turn even colder in the coming days.

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