Locals brave the elements during bitter cold conditions

New Jersey residents are learning how to deal with frigid temperatures because they are due to stick around through the new year.
Main Street in Metuchen is usually a bustling shopping area on any given day, but the bitter cold has staggered the foot traffic Friday.
Those who have ventured out to the shops and restaurants have parked and quickly made their way indoors.
But for many NJ Transit commuters, they are forced to bundle up and face the cold while waiting for their trains.
Those forced to be outdoors for extended periods of time should be aware that frostbite can occur on exposed skin within a half hour.