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Outdoor Workers Don't Let Snow Get In Their Way

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Maureen Wurtz

OMAHA (KPTM)- The freezing temperatures and blowing snow from Tuesday made it very difficult for people working outdoors, especially when sidewalks were covered in snow.

"My customers make some sort of effort to get their walks and driveways cleared," said Lisa Tosone who has been a mail carrier for 30 years.

Mailboxes that are covered in snow are tough for mail carriers to maneuver around and the same goes for garbage workers.

"It's a little harder when we have to lift 60 pound cans out of snow drifts," said garbage man Mike Nielson.

On Wednesday the wind chill was well below zero, and sometimes even down to negative 18.

But despite the harsh winter cold, Tosone enjoys her job.

"I love my job I love my route. Believe me on days like this, I'm wondering why I'm still doing it too–because I could have retired 3 years ago," said Tosone.

It's an Omaha law that you must have the snow cleared up around your mailboxes for carriers.

Also make sure that your sidewalk and steps are scooped as well just in case they have to go up to your door to deliver your mail.

 

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