Snowy weather creates Black Tuesday for local retailer

Steady lake effect snow made today a white Wednesday across Michiana—that was apparently preceded by a ‘Black Tuesday’ for one local retailer that sells snow removal equipment

“The other day when they started saying we’re going to get some snow, that’s when everybody starting coming in,” said Bonnie Jedral with Chandler’s Sales and Service. “We sold quite a few yesterday.”

Jedral said more than a dozen snow blowers went out the door on Black Tuesday, thanks to the weather forecast.
We are doing really good on selling t hem. Two stages, this is all we have left, is just a couple,” said Jedral.

For a select group of local students, today wasn’t just a snowy day—it was a bonafide Snow Day because classes were cancelled in the Plymouth, New Prairie and John Glenn districts.

“Well, my mom told me and I was freaking out because I was so happy,” said John Glenn student Noah Abrell. “I was running around screaming in my pillow.”

Colton Helminger of North Liberty had a similar reaction to the news. “I thought it was awesome,” he said, “I really didn’t want to go to school today because my bed was really warm.”

For some adults, there seems to be something about bad weather that brings out the best in them.

“Just helping the neighbors out, getting my driveway cleaned out so I’ll hit these guys and then my neighbors over here, I like to help them out every winter, whenever I can,” said Jon Helminger as he used his snow blower to clear his neighbor’s drive.

Al Alsop spent much of the afternoon driving a red pickup truck with a mounted plow blade. “I’m j ust plowing out some churches for free, I’m kind of donating, I’m going to the church over there, my buddy goes to church here.”

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