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Thanks to Heavy Snow, Teen Makes $35K in 4 Days

Plus more on the current winter weather enveloping the US
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2019 4:32 PM CST
A car maneuvers through a still snow-covered parking lot Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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(Newser) – Seattle's intense weather—the state's snowiest February in seven decades has left accumulations of up to 10 inches in some areas—led to a windfall for one 18-year-old. David Holston, 18, who does landscaping and snowplowing in Idaho, was visiting his mom in Seattle when a friend gave him the idea to advertise his services there. He published a Craigslist ad, got a $1,000 job offer, and went back to Idaho to get his plow truck. He drove it back to Washington—and made $35,000 in four days plowing snow last week, he tells CNN. Winter weather is making headlines elsewhere in the US, too.

Winter Storm Petra is bringing snow and ice to the upper midwest and the northeast after hitting the west earlier this week, Weather.com reports. But it's not over for the west, with another winter storm bringing more snow and cold weather over the next few days, including in southern California's mountains. CNN has live updates on the current bad weather all over the US, including "thundersnow" in Ohio and Maryland, flood watches in the south and midwest, and thousands of canceled or delayed flights. (This might be the most creative snowplow ever.)

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