Greensboro snow plow drivers in for the long haul

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The city of Greensboro is one of many in the Triad working as quickly as it can to remove ice and snow from roads.

Its priority list for snow removal can be found on the City of Greensboro website. It includes clearing major streets first then working into neighborhoods across the area.

The City of Greensboro has 45 trucks and 100 employees committed to the job including Fredrick Rowland. They're working 12-hour shifts in an effort to get roads ready for school buses and other travelers.

“We do our part serving -- that's the best part of this job,” said Rowland.

Rowland is a Greensboro native who spends the rest of his time with on animal and waste removal but when it snows he knows it’s time to get behind the wheel of the big truck.

“It’s just a big piece of equipment and have to be very careful with it,” said Rowland.

Rowland said if he had his choice he would rather be the only vehicle on the road when doing his job.

“You always have to be aware of the people driving beside you, in front of you, behind you,” said Rowland.

Rowland said every snow plow driver faces the same challenges including going through equipment like blades quickly when tackling ice but the job is rewarding.

“Sometimes you're tired but you know you come in you do a good job and it is good going home knowing I did the best I could out there,” said Rowland.

Click here for a link to the city of Greensboro’s interactive map showing where snow removal crews around the city.

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