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Plow driver: "Keep the snow coming"

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Although it's been a slow start, Mike Bella has high hopes for the winter season.

"February is usually the biggest month, so we're hoping to make up for some lost time this year," he said.

Bella has been in business for several years.  He says last year was dry, uneventful and tough on the bottom line.

"Last winter put a few companies out of business," he said.  "We're definitely not trying to go down that path."

So far, this season hasn't been a total dud.  Crews at Bella's Lawn and Landscape have had work.  Last month, just after the holidays, Northwest Ohio got its first real bout of snow.  And Friday's winter weather added just a little more, but it was enough to have work.

"We went out and basically salted our parking lots and sent all the sidewalk crews out."

Bella has around 100 commercial properties to clear.  While he's doing that, city crews and the Ohio Department of Transportation are working on the main roads and highways.

ODOT will continue to treat for light snow.  But now their sights are set on what's heading this was Sunday.  It's likely to be a mix, which will play a factor in what's used to treat the roads.

Bella says, bring it on.

"We just try and stay in touch with our employees and sub-contractors, keep them informed so they're not caught off guard."

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