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Heavy snow causing snow blowers to break

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The snow on the ground is so heavy and so high that experts say it's chewing up snow blowers.

The owner of one shop in Southington said they're so swamped with repairs they can't get fixed and out fast enough.

Sno-White Outdoor Power Equipment In Southington was so busy Saturday morning. One private contractor was looking to buy one of the last snow blowers left in the show room. 

"I plow commercially and we've used the smaller snow blowers in the past," the contractor said. "But they're just not big enough to get the snow further and higher."

Paul Bucchi, who is the owner of Sno-White, said it's been busy since Winter Storm Derby hit last week and then business picked up again after Winter Storm Easton.

"We've been busy lately as a far as the storm," Bucchi said. "We had a slow period and now the weather is coming in similar to how it did last year."

The more snow we get, the more repairs come in.

The employees of Sno-White were slammed because of the heavy wet snow and because when it snows you need a snow blower."

"The snow is heaver, and when it's heavier it leads to a lot more breakage," Bucchi said. "People run the snow blower a little harder than what they would if there were only a few inches."

Southington resident, Scott Bisson, told Eyewitness News he's just happy he was able to find a $5 fix to his father's snow blower because with more snow on the way… he'll need it.

"He's over 70 so, shoveling snow is a little bit harder on his back, so shoveling snow is a little earlier for him," Bisson said.

At Sno-White Outdoor Power Equipment, they recommend a little bit of preventative maintenance on your snow blower before winter hits—to avoid a breakdown mid February.

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