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Icy conditions keep food delivery businesses busy

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Snow days can be fun for many with students getting out of school and many businesses closing.  However, some businesses stay open and see heavy sleet and snowfall as a way to boost profits.  And while the roads are clear of traffic it's a perfect time for deliveries to be made.

Since reopening a few months ago a normal lunch and early afternoon rush for Bamboo in Pittsburg would see between 15 to 20 orders.

During today's snow day it was more than 40.

"We were pretty busy when we first opened, but this has probably been the busiest day since then," says cook Brad Barcus.

It may be a great day for business at the shop but the workers driving have had a few setbacks.

"It was the first day I've delivered in snow and just kind of getting use to, you know, being on snow and ice as opposed to just trying to go run around and get there as fast as I can," says Jacob Wilson, a delivery driver for Bamboo.  "Already the HHR got stuck.  Getting people to get to the door quickly is definitely a problem - you don't want to be standing out in the cold.  Driving the traction is bad."

But those that order appreciate the extra effort when the weathers bad.

"It's just a lot safer than being out and about driving in the snow," says Miles Owens, a resident who ordered food.  "The delivery people still have to be out driving in the snow which is kind of a safety concern, but I'd rather sit at home and have them come deliver it to me."

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