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Winter off to a strong start in Perrysburg

Posted at 10:01 PM, Dec 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-29 22:01:03-05

The past few years have produced relatively mild winters for a Cattaraugus County town, but things seem different so far this season.

Dan Stang has been the Perrysburg Highway Superintendent for eleven years and said the snow hit them hard this year.

The Town of Perrysburg has been hit with 105 inches of snow so far this season.

It’s the highway department’s job to keep the roads clear for residents and with only four employees, which means several long hours.

Stang says the lake effect snow on Monday was some of the worst in recent memory. He says they had to stop plowing the roads because they just couldn’t see.

One would think that the plow drivers wouldn’t be happy about all the snow, but that’s not the case.

“They kind of like it. You come in and you plow a good amount off the roads and it makes you feel like you’re doing something instead of chasing snowflakes,” said Stang.

On quiet days, the crew gets the chance to check their vehicles to make sure everything is ready for the next snowstorm.