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Published February 26, 2012, 08:09 PM

Fargo businesses feel the impact of the snow

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Businesses have been significantly impacted by the storm. John Skeesbold a plow driver for the North Dakota DOT started work at 4 this morning.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Businesses have been significantly impacted by the storm.

John Skeesbold a plow driver for the North Dakota DOT started work at 4 this morning.

John: "Wasn't a lot going on, the wind was picking up, but got caught off guard when that system moved a little bit farther south."

Not only are all hands on deck in his district of Casselton, but all over North Dakota. There are 5 trucks in his section alone.

John: "Just this section got about 200 lane miles that we cover, interstate is a priority, then the secondary."

You may think Skeesbold would be happy about hitting the road after our un winter like winter...think again.

John: "It has been a nice break since the last couple of years, we have definitely had a lot of over time in the last few years, this year it has been we have called it around to it winter, we have been working on all of those projects we said we'd do when we got around to it."

The weather didn't only make for a busy day for snow plow drivers, it also caused some local businesses to close their doors.

Lisa Valnes: "A lot of staff couldn't make it in, due to the weather."

Country Kitchen Manager Lisa Valnes closed her restaurant at 10 A-M. Sunday is normally the restaurant's busiest day.

Lisa: "Usually by now we'd have 7 servers and a full restaurant, so it is too quiet."

And when considering making a profit over safety, Valnes says there is no question.

Lisa: "I don't want them to sliding off the interstate or getting hurt trying to get here."

As plow drivers work around the clock keeping people safe, Valnes is happy knowing her staff is safe.

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