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Today: Warmer with Mostly Sunny Skies.
High: 71     Winds: NE 5-10 mph

Tonight: Mostly Clear & Cool
Low: 48     Winds: M 2-5 mph

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Snow Means Business

MONTGOMERY COUNTY -- Private plow drivers are gearing up for a long week of working to keep the parking lots at your favorite stores and restaurants safe and clear of snow. They've been out since early Thursday morning. But they say the long hours are definitely worth it.

When Mark Blair of Blair's Landscaping and Snow Removal woke up, he knew it would be a long day, but one he's been hoping for.

"It's always good to come out and make a little more money because the last couple years have been kind of a drought for snow," he said.

Mark and his snow removal crews plan to work around the clock, shoveling and salting parking lots and sidewalks across the Miami Valley.

"Especially the restaurants, daycares, nursing homes, you really have to keep an eye on it so no body falls. It's really tough to keep it clear right now. You just do the best you can."

Mark says the cold, wind and steady snowfall make it difficult to keep the pavement clear, forcing his crews to plow the same parking lots several times in one day. That makes it necessary for them to take extra breaks.

"With it snowing like this all the time it's kind of tough to keep up on it and with the temperatures being the way they are, you can't really even salt it. It's just keeps coming down and keeps getting covered up," Mark said.

Mark says he expects to be out plowing Friday morning and then again after the snow hits next week.



 
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