By Michael Rosenfield, WBZ-TV

MANCHESTER, NH (CBS) – After a dreadful season last winter for snow plow operators, they are happy that this winter is off to a good start.

“If snow is what you do, then having white outside is a good thing,” said Mark Shearholdt of Certified Maintenance Services in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Shearholdt says last winter was one of the worst. There were just eight “plow-able events.” He is hoping for at least 15 this season.

His company has contracts to plow 73 different commercial properties in southern New Hampshire.

Snow removal is one-third of his company’s yearly business.

“We need it to snow since a good portion of what I do is snow,” said Shearholdt. “It’s always important that you got revenue.”

In Manchester today, heavy snowfall and gusty winds tapered off around 1:00 p.m. although some gusts lingered through the afternoon.

The snowfall brought smiles to one woman visiting from Saudi Arabia. She had never seen snow before.

Michael Rosenfield reports

“It’s wonderful, it’s her first time to see snow,” said the woman’s daughter Fay Alkhulaif.

But not everyone was happy.

“I want the snow to stop already,” said Manchester resident Carey Bishop. “I’m sick of New Hampshire weather.”


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