EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — The soaring heat and high humidity have been especially tough for construction workers, landscapers, roofers and other outdoor workers in Wisconsin.
ClearCut Builders foreman Scott Yoder and his crew are working on a housing development in Eau Claire. Yoder says the conditions are miserable, but they just have to work through it by taking plenty of water breaks.
The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram says workers for DJ’s Concrete near Brackett arrived at the job site at the crack of dawn to beat the heat later in the day. But even at 5 a.m. worker Bud Lolmaugh said it felt like temperatures were in the high 80s.
Wednesday’s forecast in the Eau Claire area and across the state called for a high of 96 degrees with muggy conditions.
Information from: Leader-Telegram, http://www.leadertelegram.com/