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Published January 12, 2013, 11:10 AM

Winter jobs brave the freezing temperatures

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - When a winter storm hits, we're usually warned to stay indoors. But, some jobs require people to get out on the road.

By: Andrea Hubbell, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - When a winter storm hits, we're usually warned to stay indoors. But, some jobs require people to get out on the road.

Nick Grossman – Ed’s Towing: "It's a lot better than everybody expected to be."

After 17 years behind the wheel, this tow truck driver has seen a lot worse.

Nick Grossman: "Had some calls, it's just the minor breakdowns where the cars ain't starting."

He’s had a few overnight runs, and a couple of jump starts.

Nick Grossman: "One guy went off the road and ended up rolling over another guy went off the road and back it in to a tree. So far, this one was pretty minor."

A job like this can't seem so bad.

Nick Grossman: "I guess a guy has to stay busy with this too."

Even for a small-time plow, he knows roads like these come with a hidden risk.

Nick Grossman: "It's terrible, slippery."

Mark Miller: "I'm used to it, I've lived here forever but it's hard to get used to at the same time."

Trying to brave them, when you don't have to, Nick says is just plain frustrating.

Nick Grossman: “For all of us I guess cause we are endangering our lives out there, trying to rescue people"

Ed's Towing responded to just one accident in town today, and it was minor.

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