Plow drivers plan early to tackle blizzard

Posted at 5:12 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 09:54:59-04

KIMBERLY, Wis.- At Butch's Pizza in Kimberly the snow storm is ramping up calls for deliveries, but it also could cause them to close their doors early.

"If we think that we're not going to be able to pay for all the people here, we just decide that it's not worth it," said manager Andrew Verhagen.

Plow drivers understand many business owners' livelihoods are on the line. That's why they have a plan of attack.

Kimberly Street Superintendent Dave Vander Velden said, "If we get five inches of snow, we'll be out plowing."

He said that with the heavy, wet snow, plows could get stuck if they wait too long.

"Our goal is to have everything cleared by six o'clock in the morning," VanderVelden said.

With salt already in the trucks ready to go, there's a plan for which streets get cleared first.

"We try to start on our busiest streets and keep them clean, go to residential streets next, and culdesacs are generally the last things we do."

Drivers, whether pizza delivery or town plows, are hoping this is the last wet mess they have to deal with this season.