Connecticut snowplow drivers hope coming storm brings a financial boost

It's been a very slow winter for many private snowplow drivers and a real struggle financially. Many local drivers are welcoming this latest storm.

Mark Sudol

Feb 27, 2023, 10:25 PM

Updated 447 days ago

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It's been a very slow winter for many private snowplow drivers and a real struggle financially.
Many local drivers are welcoming this latest storm.
"We're just loading up salt trucks, trying to get everything ready," said Angelo Magliocco with Artistic Designs in Trumbull.
Magliocco, like many snowplow drivers around the state, is getting ready for the area's first major snowstorm in 13 months.
"It's nothing that we haven't done before, it's just been a while," said Magliocco.
While most of our winters have had consistent snowfall totals, Magliocco says many of the smaller private plow drivers have hit a downward slope this winter.
Magliocco says he has some good contracts, so he gets paid whether it snows or not - but not everyone is in the same situation.
"You don't want to have all driveways, because this year you haven't plowed anything, you don't want to have all contracts because when it does snow a lot ... so you have to have a good mix," said Magliocco.
Magliocco says his trucks will be out early, but he's kind of not looking forward to it.
"We were done with it. We were ready to move on to spring and other stuff, but you know it's the job that we chose so we have to do it, right?" said Magliocco.
Because there has been a spike in needed private snowplow drivers, the state Department of Transportation says it has a shortage.


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