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Snow removal company hopes forecasted snowfall means boost in business

Posted: 1:25 PM, Feb 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-07 17:25:19-05

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Over the past few years, business has been slow during the winter months for True North Outdoor, a company that depends on snowfall.

"It hasn't been quiet. It's just we haven't had any real big storms," said Todd Stone, Chief Operating Officer for True North Outdoor. 

On Tuesday, operations were back in full-force after hearing snow was in the forecast.

"We always get excited when there's a possibility of a big snow storm," said Stone. 

Crews started the day off early, pre-treating roads, sidewalks, and parking lots at 4 a.m. 

"Everyone wants to be able to break out all the equipment and use all the stuff that we keep ready to go for these kind of events," said Stone. 

Anytime the forecast calls for snow, Stone said crews plan for the worst.

"We always have to think that any storm could be a big storm," said Stone. 

However, the last two years crews have not had to deploy as often, spending more time doing preventative maintenance on equipment and preparing for the spring landscaping season.