The snowfall in Anchorage is finally heavy enough to necessitate shovels, snow blowers, plows and trucks. Although the municipality experienced an early first snow in September, the real accumulation began over the weekend and is continuing to provide an outdoor activity for those who wish to remove it.
Tabb Tohms, of Alaska Snow Removal in Anchorage, has a lot of work this week because of the snow. He said it is better for a business like his if the snow comes a little at a time over the entire winter instead of a sudden large accumulation. However, he and his crew are excited to see the snow falling this week because it is a chance for them to make money before the Christmas holiday.
Those who own their own plows had an opportunity to make money today. Jerry McArthur, owner of Plow Alaska, hit the road at 5:30 Wednesday morning and put over 180 miles on his plow truck clearing driveways in Anchorage and freeing stuck motorists.
Despite the recent snow and slippery roads, APD said Wednesday was a "pretty good day" with regards to snow-related motor vehicle accidents and injuries.