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Plow drivers feel tension in snow too

Plow drivers feel tension in snow too



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If you think you feel nervous on the snowy and icy roads, you've got company.

Utah Department of Transportation drivers sitting up high in their orange plows says they feel the same tension watching the traffic and staring down at the brown smudge.

UDOT' Richard Palmer says he wants his crew rested and prepared for the next round. "I have 10 full-times, and then we have four relief drivers that work in different agencies and can come help us, so 14 in all," he said. So there's no room for calling in sick in storms like Utah has seen recently.

He says he loves his job but there are times he wishes it just wouldn't snow.

E-mail: tcallan@ksl.com

Tom Callan

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