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Bone-chilling temperatures remain ahead of Monday's storm

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BERLIN, CT (WFSB) -

The arctic chill continued into Monday morning.

It caused a number of problems for people over the weekend.

A clerk at a Citgo gas station on the Berlin Turnpike told Eyewitness News that he worked through it. He kept his hat and coat close by to deal with the bone-chilling temperatures.

"Just because the doors are opening and closing, [it] brings in a lot of the outside air," said Frank Rodriguez, a Citgo clerk.

He said he did notice business was a little down due to customers wanting to move fast and spend little time outside.

"People are progressively putting less and less money at the pump to get their money back," Rodriguez said.

He said the talk of the weekend was definitely the dangerous cold.

"It was cold," Rodriguez said. "The wind was awful. [It was] nothing we can't handle."

Bundling up would be the obvious recommendation from experts. However, they also advised taking breaks if people plan to be outside for any length of time.

Sunday night, Max Downtown in Hartford had to be evacuated after water poured from the ceiling. A source told Eyewitness News that pipes in a yogurt shop above the restaurant burst. It was the result of a combination of the cold temperatures and the shop's heat not being set properly.

About 200 customers were dining at the time.

"I was about to talk to the security desk," said Justin Gavry, Max Downtown manager. "When I looked back into the restaurant, I saw people running and I just saw water running down the ceiling by our piano and the host stand."

"Nobody had their coats," said Jessica Carlson, a Max Downtown employee. "They were in the coat room. It was kind of pandemonium, but they let everyone into the atrium and we got everyone's coats situated."

Max Downtown will be closed as repairs are made. There's no word on how long that will take.

For more on the temperatures and a storm heading the state's way, click here.

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