A Snow Emergency Makes Plowing Easier - WBAY

A Snow Emergency Makes Plowing Easier

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In the midst of blizzard like conditions and a state wide snow emergency, our roads are looking better than expected thanks to crews who've been out in the storm since 2:30 this morning.

Paula Whiting loves being behind the wheel of her City of Green Bay snow plow.

"I really enjoy it, it's fun" Paula says admitting, "it gets a little nerve wracking at times."

The obstacles vary depending on the storm today the brave morning commuters became her biggest challenge.

"They just don't give you enough room they don't stay back enough or they try to pass you on the right side and its just kind of difficult because we're out here trying to make the roads safer."

The snow plow pushes the snow off to the right.  Thousands of gallons of brine and salt are deposited out the back.

The declaration of a snow emergency made Paula's job much easier keeping many cars off the roads.

"It's half the amount of traffic that we normally have to deal with so it gives us room to work and be able to get it you know from curb to curb cleared out."

The snow emergency prohibits cars from parking in the street, to make them easier to plow. If you forget, you'll likely get ticketed and then towed.

This may be tough on the car owner, but it makes the plow drivers job much safer.

"It's worked out really nice this time without having to worry about vehicles on the road."

Paula keeps plowing and salting and brining to help the rest of us get to work safely ... But how did she get to work?

"I just bought a new truck," Paula says laughing, "just so it's a little bit easier than a car getting to work."

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