Local Businesses Impacted By Snow Storm


By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV/KTWT-TV) Slick roadways and low visibility have been the theme since the first major storm of the winter arrived in the Magic Valley. When it came to holiday travel this year, winter weather made it difficult at times, but how are local businesses impacted by the snowfall?

The only prints you might find on the green at canyon springs golf course are animals. It's hard to hit a golf ball when it sinks or matches the color of its surroundings.

Brandon Otte, the golf pro at Canyon Springs Golf Course says,"so far we've been going on about two weeks."

According to Canyon Springs Golf Course, the only thing that could be shutting them down is the snow and while some might think that is harmful for business, it's actually a welcomed change.

"I do like to keep it open and be going and golfing letting everybody doing it even in the winter, but it's also good for the golf course if I can let it rest a little bit. I would like a solid month of rest and then I'd like to be rocking and rolling in February," adds Otte.

Golfers were playing until the day before the snowstorm, coming from as far away as northern Idaho.

"So if it is 20 degrees, and it's not blowing, they're going to come."

Meanwhile, Costa Paulos, one of the sales managers at Team Con Paulos says at first, the storm slowed business.

Paulos adds, "but we do a lot of activities to keep the market stirred up and bring people in."

The icy covered roads aren't the most ideal for test drives.

"Some people are a little more afraid if the roads are bad, but after they aren't as slick, they're ok, they're just more cautious," says Paulos.

Winter is usually a slower time of year for the car business...snow or not.

Temperatures are expected to gradually warm up this weekend. So hopefully driving conditions will also start to improve.

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