Snow Removal Businesses Praise Nature’s Gift
February 24, 2012, 5:52 PM
SIOUX FALLS, SD -
Thursday's snow is being blamed for nearly 100 crashes in the Sioux Falls area. While that's not a welcome part of the winter weather, some businesses are glad to see the blast of snow.
They say there's no business like show business, but snow business is quite unique as well.
"The downfall of snow removal is you have got to have enough of it 'cause you never know if it's going to snow, you know," James Schoenhard said.
Many Downtown Sioux Falls hire Schoenhard to clean up when the snow comes down. He hasn't had to put in many hours this winter. But Friday, he's pulled an all-nighter and is staring at a 24-hour work shift.
"My other people needed some sleep. So, I let them go home and take a break and told them to come back later," Schoenhard said.
"I prefer to mow lawns. But snow removal limps me along until spring arrives," Rex Gulickson said.
It's a similar story for Gulickson. He, too, is glad to finally be working and is putting in plenty of hours.
"It's a good snow. It's not too much but it's enough to do all of the accounts. There's a little moisture in it. It's a little heavy. But it is what it is and we'll take what we can get," Gulickson said.
And in a winter that seems to have arrived fashionably late, those working to remove snow will gladly grab a shovel.
"When you're dealing with Mother Nature, you can't fight it. So, you just deal with what you get," Gulickson said.
And this week, they finally got the snow they've been hoping for all season.
Those removing snow say they had to return to some of the places they first scooped out Thursday because ice formed on those sidewalks and driveways.
© 2012 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.
12/15/2014 9:56 AM
A Sioux Falls bakery is getting more national recognition. CH Patisserie has been named one of the top 75 bakeries in the nation by The Daily Me...
12/15/2014 10:10 PM
For more than two decades, Cliff Hangers Gallery has been a fixture in Sioux Falls. A couple of years ago, the business moved from Park Ridge Ga...
12/16/2014 1:36 PM
Industry experts say gasoline prices will continue to fall in 2015, but other prices are expected to rise.
12/16/2014 4:30 PM
Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford is donating $25 million to South Dakota for a scholarship program for the state's technical schools.&nbs...
12/16/2014 10:04 PM
Sanford's money provides half of the funds for a $50 million scholarship program at the state's technical schools to train workers to fill job...