Pizza Delivery Drivers Brave Icy Roads

The phones ring, the cheese flies, and the pizza

domino's delivery car

STAUNTON, Va. - The phones ring, the cheese flies, and the pizza's come out of the oven at the domino's pizza shop during a typical snow day.
days like this one are one of their busiest.

While many of us get to enjoy the snow day, it's up to the workers here to bring food to people who may not even be able to get out of their driveway.

"Snow or rain, people don't want to come out so we to go to them," said Delivery Expert Ashley Chittum

Manager Thomas Durfee says the icy roads are one of their main concerns today,

"It gets a lot busier, probably ten to twenty more per hour," he said, "we have policies that just say, you should just drive safe, drive under the speed limit, take your time, and be cautious."

I rode with Thomas during one of his deliveries and as we slipped and slid around... it was clear the roads weren't in the best condition.

"There's definitely more concern, it not really on how I'm going to do in the snow it's more or less watching the other traffic," Thomas said.

Thomas told me that drivers have rules to follow in these conditions.

"Drivers for Domino's are trained to take it slow and go even slower When the weather's bad, unfortunate you see like the car that just passed us that doesn't have four wheel or anything, they're going over the speed limit," he said.

He stressed to me how important those rules are because some of
the people who work there have gotten stuck before.

"Unfortunately my car doesn't go too well in the snow and I got stuck Coming back down, luckily the guy was nice enough to actually get my car out of the snow," Thomas said.

Luckily we made to our destination, and the folks here got their much anticipated pizza.

Afterwards, Thomas drove around inspected the roads where his drivers might have to get deliveries.

"As you see it's pretty hit or miss on what's clear and what's not," he said.

After a look at the roads we made it back safely.

That's one delivery down and several more to go as these workers brace the snow and ice... so others can eat.


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