After several days of very warm weather and melting snow, a blanket of white again covers areas in eastern Nebraska. A winter storm brought rain, ice and snow this morning causing dangerous driving conditions in some areas. Many schools and businesses closed for the day.
Today is the kind of day Jay Moore welcomes. He is the owner of Jay Moore Landscaping in Omaha that does snow removal on the side. Moore says, “It is really nice having the revenue for wintertime because in the green industry that we are in there is not much landscaping or yard work that we can do this time of year so it is nice to supplement the income for the year with a little snow removal. It is a bit difficult because snow is so hard to predict so it is a blessing when it comes.”
Moore has both residential and business customers and they typically work out a 12 month package deal so people don’t have to worry about mowing, clean-up or snow removal. He says many people like that option as they have nothing to worry about on days like today.
Moore says the snow removal business has been hit-and-miss over the past few years with only four or five each season. He says you can’t bank on snow removal for a living so they welcome it when it does come.