Even plow drivers are tired of winter

CREATED Feb. 5, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - The snowy, cold winter is wearing on people's patience, even for some whose livelihoods depend on winter weather. 
 
"It's been a long winter already," said Fritz Frazier, CEO of Winter Services.
 
Clearing the 40-plus inches of snow that has fallen in southeast Wisconsin so far this season has been great for business, but it also takes a toll on drivers and equipment.
 
"I think a lot of people are a little bit tired and fatigued, but at the end of the day we have a job to do and we have to get it done." 
 
In addition to the snow, crews have had to deal with extreme cold and brutal winds.
 
"The winds are mind-blowing.  It makes additional work because you have to go back and clean up after you think the snow is over," said Frazier. 
 
Even Frazier is ready for winter to be over. 
 
"I'm looking forward to being on my boat in July."