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Black Hills area workers face the heat

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It's still early in the day and it feels like an oven outside and the day's only supposed to heat up.

Many area schools are dismissing students today due to the scorching hot temperatures, but not everybody has that luxury.

Many Black Hills area workers who's office's are outside say the job must go on.  

Construction workers are out laying cement and operating heavy machinery.

For those working on roofs-they're in the open all day without any chance of escape from the sun

Black Hills Roofing worker, Spencer Anderson says heat or not, they work 11 hour days in the sun, and staying hydrated can be a challenge.

"I have a two-gallon water jug sitting right there," said Anderson, pointing. "Filled that thing up twice yesterday and it was bone dry by the time I got in my car and headed home." 

For safety tips on how to beat the heat visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/index.shtml

 

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