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It's so cold that...

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - It's no secret that it's cold outside. It's so cold the temperatures shut down schools and businesses and got people talking.

It's so cold a Wausau restaurant is dreaming of a land far far away. The co-owner of the Wausau Mine Co. wrote "Welcome to Antarctica" on its sign.

"I just have fun with that sign and create a little humor but it certainly hits home this week," said Dan Wage.

"It's so cold that I have to stand in the beer cooler to get warm," joked Tana Lowe, bartender at Wausau Mine Co.

For many, it's too cold to go out for a drink.

"To go out and restart your car and jump into a cold car, it's having some effect on business for sure," said Wage.

When you finally venture out, it's so cold that you feel it fast.

"It's so cold that when I breathe it hurts," said Andrea Kazinski of Dousman.

It's so cold Granite Peak Ski Area closed two days in a row. Staff there said it's the first time that's happened in 12 years. They said it's so cold they worry about guests' safety if lifts were to break down.

"It's so cold your nose hairs are freezing," said Bree Kazinski of Dousman.

It's so cold the 400 Block ice skating rink in Wausau is closed.

"The standard that we use is 20 degrees below zero," said Bill Duncanson, Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department Director. "That can be just straight 20 degrees below zero or a combination of temperature and wind where wind chill is down below 20 degrees below zero."

Corrine Johnson, originally from Wisconsin, is ready to run back to her home in Florida because it's just so cold.

"I absolutely think it's ludicrous. And I hate it," said Johnson.

It's so cold some people say we might as well be in Antarctica.

Granite Peak is set to reopen Wednesday morning. The skating rink at the 400 Block will also open Wednesday.

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