New Yorkers Spend Time Sledding, Plowing & Shoveling!

By Staci DaSilva |

Published 02/05 2014 07:01PM

Updated 02/05 2014 07:16PM


Despite a state of emergency in New York, plenty of people spent time outside in the village of Port Henry on Wednesday.

Port Henry, New York's Peter Gilbo doesn't mind the snow. “Gets me out. Gets me out in the wintertime, gets me out of the house,” he said.

In fact, he makes a good chunk of change off it. “The money's good. Extra money for the winter with good snows. Pay for fuel,” Gilbo said.

He spends his snowy winter days behind the wheel, plowing snow from parking lots and driveways of both paying customers and lucky loved ones.

“You get a lot of those, the family people. They're what we call the non-payers,” said Gilbo. “Family and friends, small town. It's a small town."

More than half a foot of snow dropped on the New York village of Port Henry on Wednesday.

Even though school was canceled, people thought the roads did remained drivable.

While people, like Gilbo, had a machine doing the brunt of the work, others weren't so lucky.

“It's supposed to go on all night, that's what they're saying. So I'll be out 2 or 3 times tonight,” said Clifford Lacey of Port Henry.

Clifford Lacey always shovels the sidewalk in front of a local business. He says he enjoys it: “I've been doing it a long time. The 4 seasons are great, I can honestly say.”

There aren't a lot of sledding options in the village of Port Henry. So some kids have opted to sled on the street.

That’s what Clifford Lacey's stepsons, Jaydon and Emery, did. They don't need a grassy hill to sled.

They just need some concrete on an incline.

The town and village road crews were also very busy on Wednesday and were unable to even meet with us. They’re working hard to keep those roads clear.

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