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Snow plow drivers hit the roads ahead of the storm


Snow plow drivers certainly had their work cut out for them Tuesday morning. In Stevens Point plow drivers hit the roads early to get ahead of the storm.

Jeff Zygarlicke, a plow driver in Stevens Point says he will usually clear more than 100 driveways and parking lots before the day is done. Zygarlicke says when the snow hits, especially this heavy, wet snow, he knows he's in for a long day.

"We get a lot of stuff ready the day before, I make sure I have salt on hand and get some sleep because you never know how long it's going to be," Zygarlicke said. "The biggest thing is to get people in and out safely so they don't slip and fall and so the snow doesn't pack down so you're not trying to scrape it off the next day and it's that much less salt you have to use."

The higher temperatures the past few days caused a lot of existing snow to melt. Zygarlicke said that did cause him and other members of his crew to battle some black. But, he said, they had extra salt on hand to get the job done.

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