LACKAWANNA COUNTY — We tagged along with those making deliveries in Lackawanna County as they trudged through snow and climbed snowbanks.
There are a lot of obstacles for Bill Racht to overcome as he delivers home heating oil for Santarelli and Sons oil this winter. Snowbanks, deep snow, ice, he’s seeing it all.
“It makes it hard because it’s so deep. And of course the streets, a lot of them aren’t pushed back, single lane,” Racht said.
As we tagged along in the Mid Valley area, we found homeowners had shoveled a path to their oil fill pipes but he says a lot of times that’s not the case. And at most stops, just getting to and from the truck can be a challenge.
“Along the curb where it’s packed down, it’s a bear getting through it and you’re sinking in to it, right up to your waist some times.”