Businesses have mixed reactions to the return of snow

The blast of snow and colder temperatures impacts the day-to-day routine for some Michiana businesses.

During most winters, employees at Foegley's Landscaping are busy snow plowing.

“It's a big part of our business.,” said Aaron Laskowski, a manager with the company.

This year the story is a bit different.

“We've seen less snow and a lot more warm ups and melt downs between the snows,” Laskowski said.

The plows have had nowhere to go with little to no snow on the ground.

“This year, it’s just one here, one there, the temperatures seem to be extreme,” Foegley’s manager Chris Westefer said.

Even a sprinkle means business.

“A dusting, a half inch of snow, that means there is some work for us to do,” Laskowski said.

But, the forecast is in their favor this weekend. The employees spent most of Friday preparing their snow plows for clean-up.

At Drive & Shine, it is the lack of snow that has kept them busy.

“This winter has been very mild for us,” Matt Tehrani of Drive & Shine. “We've experienced a lot more volume though our car wash.”

More sunny days mean longer lines and a burst of business.

“Usually when we got snow this year it would melt very quickly,” Tehrani said. “Our customers would come in immediately to get the salt and dirt off the vehicles.”

The management at the car wash tells Newscenter 16 that the days right after a big storm have been their busiest in the past. So, they are hoping for a good turnout when the area gets another break from the snow.


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