I just got off the phone with Charlie Brown of Charlie Brown Airport Parking in Pittsburgh. He told me to call back next week – he had a problem. Snow Snow Snow.
The result of the largest snow fall in history is three feet of snow covering the cars parked in his lot. And he and his crew have to dig them out.
I understand that this is an annual problem with parking lot owners. But those of us in milder climes don’t think a lot about it. Not only do they have to clear out the lot so people can get their cars out, they also have to figure out someplace to put the snow. And if they put the snow in open spaces that means that those spaces are no longer available for parking cars, at least until the next thaw.
Snow means loss of money, not only the cost of removing it, but also the loss of rentable space. If a space generates $10 a day and you lose 30 or 40 spaces that are filled with ten foot high piles of snow, well, you do the math.
Good luck Charile and all the rest of your in the snow belt, which I guess streaches from Northern Georgia to the North Pole.