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Snow storm is good news for some

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Snow storm is good news for some
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At this time last year spring was near, but Wednesday Mother Nature showed she's not through with winter just yet. Many people don't want to hear that, but as our Matt Jarchow found out, not everybody is upset about the snow sticking around.

CANTON, N.Y. -- When snow falls, someone has to clear it away.

So when a storm hits like the one Wednesday, private snow plow companies get some bonus business in mid-March.

"We'll probably be up for like two days straight without meals, without sleep, and it gets kind of tiring but you have to do it when it comes," Pro Cut Landscaping's Kate Ashley said.

Ashley and her husband run a snow plow company during the winter.

They welcome the snow a lot more than most, even if it just keeps coming.

"Over a foot they're saying, so we'll see," she said. "The snow drifts make it worse. We plow and it's right back were we started."

Still, the extra business won't get Ashley HOPING for snow.

Snow removal is only half of what she does.

Even private snow plow companies don't entirely welcome this storm.

That's because many of them double up as landscape companies, and not until all of this thaws and melts can they begin their spring and summer work.

At this point last year Ashley says she was already working on lawns.

After Wednesday's storm, it will be a while until that side of the business get's going.

"It will be a big down time definitely and hopefully we can find some odd jobs in between," Ashley said. "We'll prepare our equipment for summer."

There wasn't much time Wednesday to think about the gap until summer.

For now the snow is doing a good job keeping business going.

"It's booming," Ashley said. "Can't complain."

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