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Winter Comes Early for Crews Pushing First Snow

About an inch of snow fell on Sunday, and companies were working feverishly to clean the roads.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The weather outside was frightful, but some St. Joseph workers were so delightful.

The first snow fall of the season came a little early, and some local crews started cleaning roads as early as 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

"We'll probably work on until the end of the night, depending on how much we have left," said Cole Yager.

Cole Yager works for Dylan Grooms Lawns.

He and his co-workers went around town shoveling, and pushing snow at places like Goodwill, Taco Johns, and other residential areas.

"I wasn't expecting this much snow. Like, maybe an inch," said Yager.

Unlike his employee, Dylan Grooms, the owner of the company, expected the amount of snow that fell.

"They were calling for 1-3 [inches], and everyone said we weren't going to get anything. So, I wasn't surprised, I guess."

Neither was Fritz Ambrozi.

"Any time after October we get snow here, so, yeah this is normal," said Ambrozi.

Ambrozi, the owner of Fritz's Auto Spa, spent three hours clearing snow from the parking lot.

The car wash was closed because of the weather, but will run on its regular schedule starting Monday.

"Getting ready for a good wash day tomorrow. Hopefully everybody will want to get that salt, and grime off of their cars," said Ambrozi.

In the meantime, as winter continues to creep in, workers will tackle the roads, making them as clear as possible for drivers.

"Bring it on, I guess," said Grooms.

The St. Joseph Police Department wants to remind drivers that while roads are getting clear, they're still slick.

Phase one of the Emergency Snow Ordinance went into effect this morning.

All vehicles much have all-season snow tires or chains throughout the winter.


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