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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Snow means business for Hannibal company

  • Tuesday’s frozen precipitation was not just greeted warmly by those who either got off school or work because of it. For some who move snow, the winter weather meant an uptick of business.
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  • Tuesday’s frozen precipitation was not just greeted warmly by those who either got off school or work because of it. For some who move snow, the winter weather meant an uptick of business.
    Patrick Murphy of Roland Outdoor Inc. was one of the company’s 12 employees out moving snow on Tuesday morning.
    “It’s been good. Busy, but good,” said Murphy, when asked how business was.
    Two big snows in less than a week helped put last year’s dry winter out of mind.
    “Last year we had a few (snows), but it wasn’t a whole lot,” said Murphy, who has worked for Roland since 1999. “This year we’ve had a lot more snow.
    “We bought a lot of equipment last year because we had the big snow (22 inches) the year before. We got prepared for last year, but last year was a little slim. But this year it’s been good, real good.”
    According to Murphy, there was a noticeable difference between last week’s snow and that which fell early Tuesday.
    “This one’s a lot wetter than last week. Last week was a little drier snow. This is a lot heavier,” he said. “It’s also hard to find places to put it now since last week’s snow.”

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