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Parking Lots Running Out Of Room For Snow

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Snow continues to stack up across mid-Michigan and it's not melting anytime soon.

Already Mother Nature has dumped more than 4 feet of powder, which fills streets and parking lots and forces some businesses to pay to have it hauled away.

For Dave Hidy, president of Hidy's Towing & Snow Plowing, Inc., this winter is one for the record books. On top of plowing, salting and towing, he now adds snow moving to the list.

"It's been a tremendous amount of work, a little bit of a lack of sleep and it's been tough to keep up, but we're doing it," Hidy said.

There's so much snow, for the first time in years Hidy broke out a tractor and called in dump trucks. To clear an average size parking lot, Hidy said it takes five dump trucks. The next issue is where to take the snow. Luckily, Hidy has room near his shop.

"Usually you get a few days of snow and then you get a few days of 35 degrees and sunny and that melts it down a little bit," Hidy said.

However, this year, the snow keeps falling and it's not melting. Hidy started moving snow from lots on Thursday. Since then, he's already cleared six.

This winter's great for Hidy's business, but an added expense for most others. 

"A lot of businesses don't budget this kind of money for this type of weather, either. I mean the weather is fine, but the snow is just extraordinary. It's been a banner year," Hidy said.

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