Snow Plowing

By: Violet Ikonomova Email
By: Violet Ikonomova Email

When Jeff Seevers retired from the Washington County Sheriff's Office three years ago, he started his own snow plowing company to make an extra buck.

But what he didn't know, was that storms like Thursday's would limit the job's money making potential.

"it takes probably three times as long as it normally would to [plow], I mean, it's all about getting in and getting out and getting to the next one."

Seevers says with five inches of snow piled high over a bed of ice, he had to go over spots repeatedly. More rounds meant higher fuel costs- at the tune of a hundred bucks over the course of Thursday night alone.

Add to that the cost of towing after getting his truck stuck

"Almost had to get towed again, so the travel was really hard," said Seevers.

Then tack on the overhead cost of a new seven thousand dollar plow, Seevers had spent a pretty penny on plowing a few parking lots.

"I just enjoy my plow," he explained.

The plow operator had hit fifteen lots between Thursday evening and early afternoon Friday.

But by the end of it, he didn't care about the money and had only one wish:

"I just wanna go home and go to bed."


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