Local Snow Plow Crews Working Hard to Keep Roads Safe in Snow

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

Whether it snows a lot or not, local snow plow crews have been working hard all day to keep roads safe, just in case.

Getting the salt ready and testing out the equipment, businesses like J&D Landscape are ready for the snow.

"We always prepare for the worst, you know we can't take chances, it's the nature of the business that we have to be prepared for anything," said Jose Munoz, owner of J&D Landscape in Harrisonburg.

Munoz has his plow trucks ready to clear the streets of Harrisonburg. He's been spreading salt in big parking lots like at the Regal Cinemas, where there's always a good amount of traffic.

"We pre-treat parking lots like this so that whether it's snow, rain, ice, it will automatically start working right away so if we can't get there in time, we know that we got this parking lot taken care of," said Munoz.

He's not the only one getting the roads ready.

VDOT Spokesperson Sandy Myers says they pre-treated the interstates on Friday.

"Whether it's the forecast of the snow or the actual snow arriving, it really doesn't make much difference, crews still have to prepare," said Myers. "So all that prep work has been done and now we're just waiting for the weather."

Waiting for snow is what plow truck drivers have been doing all winter.

"We've been taking trucks home all winter long, you know, they've called for maybe one inch and then it doesn't happen and then the guys are like 'well you know we'd like to plow sometime this winter," said Munoz. "Everybody's excited they got great expectations, so hopefully we get some but even if we don't, either way, we're still ready."

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