In a wooded area behind Peacham’s war monuments stands a small barn, long known as the roller barn. It is unremarkable in appearance except for its exceptionally wide double doors. It was built in the late 19th or early 20th century to store Peacham’s snow rollers when they were not in use. From about 1888 until 1938, snow rollers, hitched behind teams of horses or oxen, were used to pack down snow on Peacham’s roads to keep them navigable. Before … Read more Why move the snow when you can roll it? The snow rollers are a fantastic part of history

Travelers to South Africa were treated to an unusual sight earlier this month, as they got a chance to see wild animals frolicking in the snow, after an unexpected storm. Most people on safari would expect to see creatures like giraffes, elephants and antelope in the sunshine, over the grassy plains and arid landscapes that we associate them with. These creatures flourish in the dry heat of the country, but a freak September blizzard saw them playing in the snowfall. … Read more Giraffes and Elephants Welcome Snow in South Africa – Really – This is True! Not fake news

“The period between Christmas and New Year is looking interesting as there are likely to be some major low-pressure storm systems hitting the UK and these will clash with much colder air over the country bringing potentially crippling snowfalls and ice storms. Read More at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7320236/uk-weather-britain-could-be-hit-by-four-months-of-snow-in-coldest-winter-for-a-decade-after-heatwave/

Syracuse officials today announced a plan to clear snow from sidewalks in busy areas, including those along the city’s high-traffic arterials. The city will clear snow from 20 miles of sidewalks this winter, including most of James Street, South Salina Street and West Genesee Street. The plan is a breakthrough for city officials and lawmakers, who have wrestled for years with how to better clear sidewalks and enforce weak snow removal laws. City residents and advocates have long sought for a solution to … Read more Does Your City Clear Your Sidewalk of Snow and Ice? Syracuse Will!!

Fall’s arrival marks the beginning of increasingly cold air sweeping across the nation, and of course, that means the potential of the first snows in parts of the Lower 48. How early it can snow in your area depends on simple factors such as geographic location and elevation as well as weather patterns from year-to-year. For some, the record earliest snow is in September or even late August, while others haven’t seen the first flakes fly until November.   Read more at: https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2018-09-20-earliest-first-snow-records-united-states

Buy Your Snow Plow Now to Beat the Price Increase You can expect Snow Plow prices to go up as we get closer to winter.  You may have heard the US is in a trade war with China and that trade war is making the price of steel skyrocket.  That change in steel price is forcing some manufacturers to adjust their prices for every order of plows a dealer receives (as a steel surcharge added to the order). We have … Read more Buy Your Snow Plow Now to Beat the Price Increase

Replacement for Fisher MC Line has Arrived Fisher has deep roots in personal plows for homeowners, but commercial plows are their larger market. Their new commercial line, HC, is a replacement for the long running MC plow line. While products need to be revamped, Fisher understands that you don’t always need to start from scratch. That is why they took all of the features and benefits that made the MC line successful and put them in the HC line. Accessories, … Read more Fisher HC Plow Line Replaces Successful MC Line

Chevy Silverado 4500-6500 Plow Ready Trucks The Chevy Silverado 4500 is ready for you to start plowing! This new truck starts at 15,000 lbs. and goes all the way up to 22,900 lbs. The capacity of the Chevy Silverado 4500 speaks for itself. The truck is also available in 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. This easy to drive truck also features a regular cab or crew cab depending on your fleet needs. Increase your productivity with Chevy’s new plow ready … Read more Chevy Silverado 4500-6500 – Plow Ready Trucks

Organization is Key Time to get organized. Mills Insurance wants to make sure you are the most organized contractor out there. Documentation standards are something you as a contractor need to keep up with. There are so many resources out there for you to utilize. Monitor Everything Rally your team together and start going through your documentation standards and how they hold up to the industry standards. Be sure you are monitoring everything you are doing. Photos, time-stamps, logs etc. … Read more Mills Insurance – Documentation Standards

Rest Easy with Pre-Planning Get your insurance plan in place. Plain and simple you need to plan ahead and you need to do it now. When you have all of your insurance needs put to bed well before your season starts, you can rest easy. The rest of the job is what you know how to do and its why you’re in this industry. Don’t Sign before Your Insured! When your insurance is in place well before you sign any … Read more Mills Insurance – Get your insurance plan in place