MADISON (WKOW) – Greg Cerro’s team of a dozen snow plow drivers had a full day of work Saturday, but they’ve been struggling through this mild winter.
“Honestly, there’s been no work for anybody except cutting a little bit of wood for a couple people, and that’s about it,” he said.
Businesses like Cerro’s have to rely on Mother Nature. If it doesn’t snow, they don’t get paid.
“This is white gold that comes out of the sky,” Cerro said. “If we do not have the snow, I have no work for anybody, so we are praying for snow. At least two times a week would be really nice.”
It’s been hurting Cerro especially because this year he says salt prices have doubled.
But for now, the snow has given Cerro a sense of relief.
“It’s excellent to see the snow out because then everybody gets to work, and everyone’s been hurting,” he said. “All snow plow companies have been hurting.”