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Winter helps snow removal companies bounce back

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MADISON (WKOW)-- This next wave of snow is met by a mix of emotions, some say bring it on while others are already sick of Winter..

Crews at Barnes snow removal couldn't be happier. Over 150 of their plows were out Wendesday night into Thursday morning cleaning up driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks.

Business has been going extremely well the last two weeks. Managers say these light 4-6 inch snowfalls are perfect for business because it keeps their employees busy, but it doesn't overwhelm everyone like that 15-20 inch snowfall in December.

No matter how the snow falls, managers are happy to see the extra business. They say it's helping them out after a tough year in the landscaping/snow removal industry.

"It's been a tough last year for the landscaping industry as a whole, because it was kind of a double whammy," says Barnes Fleet Manager Troy Grindle. "You had the snow that was very poor and then you had the drought which was kind of, it rubbed salt in the wound a little bit. This is definitely a welcomed relief."

Landscaping companies like Barnes are hoping this extra snow will help with the drought this Summer. They're hoping to see lush green lawns and healthy trees. So far it's been a good first half of Winter for precipitation. Landscapers are hoping these last few months before Spring will be just as good.

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