It's Valentine's Day, but the snow isn't keeping local florists from delivering on their big day. Our Erin Connolly has the latest from a local florist in Cohoes.
COHOES, N.Y. -- Shoveling snow was the first order of business for employees at Rizzo's House of Flowers this Valentine's Day.
"2007 was a dry run. We had a storm of 2007 and we got through that pretty well. Three generations of customers to keep happy, so we got to be here," said Rocco Ricchiuti, of Rizzo's House of Flowers.
They spent last week preparing for what they call the busiest day of the year. From baskets to bouquets, Rizzo's sells upwards of 500 arrangements on the holiday.
Tina Rizzo, an employee, added, "This is a great part of the business. It's very gratifying and is beneficial to us to be able to make someone happy."
However, getting the flowers where they need to go is complicated by the amount of snow that fell overnight. The ten delivery drivers tasked with the job certainly have their work cut out for them.
Ricchiuti said, "People still won't have the driveways plowed so what happens is the delivery guys won't have some place to park and side roads are difficult."
Road conditions and freezing temperatures are no match for those at Rizzo's. They say nobody will be disappointed.
Ricchiuti said, "Whatever we have to do to make sure we get it there. We don't want any broken hearts. As far as we're concerned we'll beat Mother Nature. Nothing beats Cupid."