Contractors Cash in on Snow Removal

 A day after the Blizzard of 2015 dropped double-digit snow totals across much of the state, contractors were still working to clear their own driveways – because they'd spend the past 24 hours plowing everyone else's.

“Actually, for 24 hours, I was in my truck,” said North Haven resident Dean Kyriakis, who worked with his family Tuesday to clear neighbors' sidewalks and driveways.

For private contractors, those 24 hours were worth it. This storm was the first of the season that dropped enough snow for contractors to go out and make money.

“The last 30 hours makes up for the beginning of the year. It's nice to get a snow storm now, but compared to last year, a lot of guys are wishing for snow, and here it is,” said Kip Luschenat, owner of Kip's Lawn Maintenance.

The goal Wednesday was to head back out and clean up any remaining parking lots before the next storm rolls in.

They’re not complaining, though. They're just waiting for the snow the area may see Friday and Sunday to head back out here and make a little dough.

“This helps us out. It helps the economy. It's nice seeing fuel prices low, too,” said Luschenat.

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