Plow truck drivers can’t wait for snow

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DENVER -- The wild weather expected toward the end of the week is forecast to bring gusty winds, hail and even some heavy wet snow to the Denver metro area.

While many are dreading the return of snow, others are thrilled.

Heavy snow is expected to cover communities south of Denver -- and those paid to clear it say it’s about time.

From the heavy-duty equipment to the standard pickup truck, Lightning Mobile snow removal has business parking lots large and small covered.

Employees spent Wednesday prepping up for a busy Friday.

“Our dispatchers call all of the crews a couple of days before the storm,” said Bruce Haase with Lightning Mobile.

Haase is in charge of the snow removal team. He said his crews are ready. While most drivers dread snow for obvious reasons, Haase's employees love it. They wish there would’ve been more snow by now.

“We’ve lost a few hundred thousand dollars,” he said. "This is how we feed our families, but it’s important that we’re always available for our clients.”

It’s been more than a month since the Denver area has seen a significant snowfall, but that wait is now nearly over for areas between Denver and Colorado Springs, and out onto the eastern Plains.

“I’ve been watching, looking at the weather, and it could go a couple of different ways,” Haase said.

But no matter what, Haase said he’s prepared. And with rain also forecast, he’s bracing for ice as well.

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