Recent storm can’t compete with past, plow driver says

PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) – John Morrison has been a plow driver for the past 40 years, and he says that Wednesday’s storm simply does not compare to many of the great storms of the past.

Morrison told 22News that he remembers times in the 1970’s and 1980’s when there would be several feet of snow on the ground, following large storms. He recalls that in the old days, snow would fall almost non-stop from November until spring without much time for the snow to melt between storms

That of course doesn’t mean that this was an easy storm, though.

“It was rough for a little while. It was a lot of snow in a short period of time. But we’re used to that handling bigger storms than this,” Morrison said.

He told 22News that one of the drawbacks to being a plow driver is the number of hours that you have to put in during the height of the storm. Morrison said that during one storm a number of years ago, he put in 40 straight hours of work.

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