Preparations for Thanksgiving travel wintry mix

(WTNH / Tina Detelj)
(WTNH / Tina Detelj)


(WTNH) — On Wednesday, the Connecticut Department of Transportation will take a hard look at the forecast for Thanksgiving morning to decide whether or not to pretreat and look at exactly what kind of crews they will have on standby.

Jeremy Vearil of CRS Landscape and Excavation has his own roadways and driveways to take care of and he is more concerned about any ice than a dusting of snow.

“I think anybody would prefer one to three inches or six inches of snow before we get any ice. Because you are dropping so much product and salt and it’s expensive and it’s constant it melts it freezes it melts freezes,” said Vearil.

He is preparing, along with all the other plow guys out there. Steve Miller at Butler Power Equipment says they are hanging plows on the front end putting sanders in the back getting ready for the Thanksgiving day wintry mix.

“This is when a customer came in and bought a nice new boss plow and we are in the final stages of the adjustments and checking all the lights to make sure everything works,” said Miller.

Vearil says while it is not fun to work on a holiday, the drought has been bad for business, so they’ll take the snow anytime they can get it.

“Obviously everybody would like the holiday off, but it is a business and you take what you can take it is 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter what,” said Vearil.

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