Saratoga Springs plow operators, police, pizza deliverers out so you don't have to be

March 14, 2017 07:07 PM

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Lt. Sean Briscoe, a 22-year veteran of the Saratoga Springs Police Department is pressed into duty before noon Tuesday.

First, pushing a car in the Geyser Crest neighborhood. And then getting a little help from a reporter to push a car up Lake Avenue.

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Briscoe repeated the familiar refrain,"Stay home unless you absolutely need to go out for an emergency. And an emergency should be life or death.

The blizzard of 2017 had plow operators talking to themselves. Many saying this was the worst they'd seen.

Jerod Delaney showed us what it's like to navigate a plow in Saratoga Springs where the snow was falling faster than they could clear it.

"This is the worst one we've had in quite a while. It's coming down hard and fast. It's been a few years since we've seen anything like this," said Frank Coppola, deputy public works commissioner for Saratoga Springs.

Businesses were closing all over town Tuesday, but D'Andrea's Pizza was bucking the trend.

Answering the call for those obeying orders to stay off the road.

"On days like this, you never know when someone's going to want an order, so we thought we'd stay open for a little bit, see how much snow does accumulate," said Rory Wilson, owner of D'Andrea's.

They were delivering. At around noon, Wilson was trudging through knee-deep snow with a barbecue chicken pizza for a thankful customer.

But Wilson said he had to give up before dinner time, closing as roads got too bad.


Mark Mulholland

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