The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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April 22, 2013

April glowers

Spring snow is woe by the plowful

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MANKATO —

“The problem with slush is that when traffic hits it, you can hydroplane.”

For Smith’s commercial and residential snow removal customers, the spate of April snowfalls is beginning to wear thin.

He said some fed-up clients have called to tell him to stay away and let it all just melt, although one reconsidered when he realized the impending hassle for his customers’ vehicles.

Smith, who also operates a landscaping service, said by this time last year he’d been mowing lawns for three weeks and had built three patios.

“It’s going to be a busy spring — once spring comes.”

That could be on Friday, when a seasonable 60 degrees is forecast, followed by more of the same Saturday and Sunday.

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