Fighting snow and ice is inherently a emergency or crisis activity. Operators leave their families at home and spend heroic days behind the wheel of their plows around the clock with only legally-mandated rest periods. These are snowfighting professionals.
Their effectiveness comes from the preparation they do, the quality of the planning process they employ. Good snowfighting planning means a higher and more consistent level of service can be achieved; greater mobility both for the general public and, most importantly, emergency police, fire and medical response teams; fewer traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities; and fewer lost days for businesses, schools, factories and public transit.