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When all is said and done with this storm, there will be a few inches of snow on the ground. Meredith Zaritheny joined us with more on how the snow is big business for some just in time for the holidays.
ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. -- "I love it. This is my favorite time of the year," said Bill Renella, Crystal Clean Landscape and Lawn Care owner.
For many contractors, this is not only their favorite time of the year, it's the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays and all the festivities are nice, but it's the extra income from plowing and snow removal they say that's really the icing on the cake.
Renella said, "This is my bread and butter. This is where I make my money. You know, this is what I do and this is what my company does, so we're thankful for the snow fall."
Plowing, clearing parking lots and shoveling sidewalks. Crews are out trying to remove the snow as quickly as it falls.
The Hudson Valley has seen four snow storms, including this one, already this year and technically, it's not even winter. Saturday marks the official start of winter.
"We've had a pretty strong start," said Tom McCarey, Vice President of McCarey Landscaping.
And that strong start to the winter weather season has kept many contractors busy around the clock the past couple of weeks.
McCarey said, "A lot of places, 24 hours, so we really got to rotate our shifts and keep our people to keep everything covered."
Snow removal is big business and with a long winter ahead, employees are reaping the rewards.
"It gives the employees money before the holiday because they're out working and it gives us additional revenue for the company," McCarey said.
Roads are covered in snow and conditions are slippery, so take your time out on the roads.