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Joplin Businesses Try to Clear out the Parking Lots

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

Streets aren't the only places where snow piles up stopping drivers.
      for businesses its about parking lots..
     koam's Lisa Olliges looks at the effort to clear them and how one store ensures it can get that job done --  or tries to  -- in a blizzard..

Mayco Construction crews work to clear the target store parking lot..
But during a blizzard like this it seems like a losing battle..
"we probably  pushed it five times in the last 7 hours.. and  it doesn't even looked like we pushed it so as fast as they can clear the parking lot its gonna  be covered up again
a lot of times they will stay 12 13 15 hours at a time clearing the lot."
 
"It seems like you make a swipe and you turn aback around you cant even tell where you've been."

standup obviously snow plows are  in high demand right now but  target had a solution they  keep them on retainer

When we get  weather patterns like this it is so hard to get somebody on demand  to come and clear your parking lot or area or roads of the snow having these guys ready to call already on the job is fantastic,  a lot of times they're here before our earliest people are here in the morning!!
at target and on the walmart lot pairs of plows work to clear paths for potential shoppers.. Target officials say its an effort to make sure they can serve the public.
there's not a lot of businesses that are open people are in need of essential supplies bread milk water batteries matches  are huge right now  so it makes a huge difference  to have these guys ready to roll to clear out our parking lot get people in  to shop

and for the snow plow crew even though its tough business during a blizzard its good to have business..

its good income  most of our work is in the summertime this is our slow time so  of the year it really helps us out able to make it through winter for us looks like this assignment will keep them busy for quite a while.
In Joplin Lisa Olliges koam news.

Target contracts with the crew from the fall into April  and  says the cost is a value to ensure  a cleared lot.

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