MADISON (WKOW) -- The steady flow of snowfall this winter has kept city crews and plow businesses busy on the roads. Wet, heavy snow came down for hours Tuesday, leaving a big clean up in its wake.
"Pretty much can't stop working until the snow's done," Greenscapes LLC co-owner Jason Reimer said. This winter, there hasn't been much of a break. Reimer says every 6" storm means three or four days worth of cleaning up. He thinks business has at least tripled compared to last year. "We've been hiring consistently throughout the whole winter, it's been great for people looking for side work."
Greenscapes had about 30 people working Tuesday. He says crews would visit every client's property more than once.
"They were calling for blowing and drifting but we haven't seen that yet," said Badgerpro Landscape Services Office Manager James Croysdale. His crews focused on parking lots and sidewalks downtown. He thinks business has doubled compared to last winter.
Streets Superintendent Chris Kelley says about 75 crews were putting salt down on Madison's roads throughout the day. Since the city of Madison declared a snow emergency, residential streets won't get plowed until Tuesday night.
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