A forecast calling for lake effect snow has created a blizzard of business for local snowblower shops. Thanks to mild winters during the past two years, many snowblowers were hardly used (if at all). However, many people are now finding they have problems when trying to get the machines started and running.
The biggest issue concerns gasoline. If a snowblower was stored without a gasoline stabilizer, there is a good chance that the old gas has fouled the carburetor. Mechanics recommend trying to start your snowblower to see if you have problems before you need it to clear snow.
7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly went to Schaub Equipment in West Seneca to see how busy things are. Ed also talked with Jack Rich, Schaub Equipment president, who has been working on snowblowers since he was 14 years of age.