While Rapid City didn't get much snow, other KOTA Territory towns are welcoming the inches they accumulated Wednesday night; because in some areas, snow means business.
Plows hit the streets and people brought out their snow shovels in Lead, Deadwood and Central City Thursday morning. For lots of local businesses that means money is on the way.
Snowmobilers and skiers head for the hills to enjoy the fresh powder. Most of which gas up, eat, and stay at least one night in the area, but other local business also benefit from a substantial amount of snow.
For Chad Adams, owner of Chadams Service, Sales, and Towing, snow means a busy day of pulling people out of the ditch. He says just about anyone can get stuck in the snow. "Oh more locals, a few tourists, but mostly locals; first snow of the year everybody doesn't pay attention and it gets them in the ditch," said Adams.
He says he started getting calls at 5:30 Thursday morning, and by 8:00 a.m. he had already pulled three people out of the ditch. He says his record in one day is about eight.