Snow plow drivers take blizzard in stride


Lending a helping hand: Mail carrier Dave Rodriguez waves back at a Greenfield Street Department employee after being helped out of a snowdrift while making his rounds Wednesday in Hampton Place. The first major snowfall of the season blasted through most of the central and eastern parts of Indiana starting early Wednesday morning and lasting throughout the day. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

Prepared for the worst: Greenfield Street Department employee Curt Anderson checks the salt on top of his 10-ton truck during the early morning hours before Wednesday's snowstorm hit. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — One would think Wednesday’s blizzard would have put a damper on the spirits of Greenfield Street Department employees. After all, snow blew across city streets just as quickly as plows could clear them, erasing any sign of the work that was just done.

Moreover, blizzard conditions here Wednesday forced 12-hour shifts and hazardous conditions many of them hadn’t seen in years.

It didn’t matter to them a bit.

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