Food truck workers brave hot and humid temperatures

Several events across Hampton Roads were cancelled Friday night due to the heat.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) – Several events across Hampton Roads were canceled Friday night due to the heat.

“It’s hot, and it’s been hotter in the past two weeks than it has the entire summer,” explained owner of Capt’n Crabby, MJ Medlar.

The brutal temperatures didn’t stop her company from making some cash. She and her husband own two food trucks and travel from venue to venue seven days a week.

"Earlier we looked at what the temperature was inside the truck and it was actually 110 degrees which isn't that bad. I bet if we looked at it during the middle of the day it would have been about 125 degrees. Now it has gone down to 100," Medlar explained.

Saturday starts the official dog days of summer, but with the weather the past several days, you can’t tell. Medlar said, whatever the temperature, she’s cooking inside her food truck. The worst part she says, is it doesn’t have air conditioning.

"It's like being in an oven," she said. "The fan is just circulating hot air around you and like cooking you."

Medlar said, wiping all the sweat off, is just part of the job.  

"It basically looks like someone dumped a bucket of water on you. You are so sweaty," Medlar explained.

She says she loves what she does, and whatever the temperature she’s glad to serve people.

Medlar said, "It's just like being out and being seen and people trying our food and it just helps get our name out there since we aren't from Hampton Roads."

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