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Plows struggling with storm that dumped more than foot of snow

By Liz Kilmer, Reporter, LKilmer@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 14 2014 01:03:05 PM CST
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Contracted plow drivers have been struggling to manage all of the snow following this week's Nor'easter.

"The snow is just unbelievable, I mean this much snow in a little bit of time," said Sean Walters, a private contractor who said he had spent 32 hours out plowing snow.

"It's been tough. The snow is just too heavy, and dump trucks with plows on them aren't loaders; you can't shove [snow] up high. You got to push, and you can only push so far until you start coming back," said Walters.

Walters said parking lots were especially tough to plow Friday morning, with too little room to push snow around.

"I haven't had a break yet, but I have a family to take care of and the economy's tough," said Walters. "I got to do what I got to do," said Walters.

And if there is a positive to his work during this wintry season, it is the profits. After several mild winters, Walters said business is at least booming this winter.

Still, he and many others are looking forward to warmer temperatures.

"I can't wait to be on the beach!" said Walters.