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More Snow Means More Business For Delivery Drivers

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Rochester: More Snow Means More Business For Delivery Drivers
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When a snowstorm is barreling through the area, most people want to stay indoors. But for some, more snow means more business.

"Today I worked since 11 a.m., so I think I got so far fifty, not really sure, I didn't even have time to count," said Ramo Serhatlic.

During Friday night's snow storm, one Salvatore's Pizzeria received more than 350 delivery orders alone. That's up by 125 deliveries on an average weekend night.

Those in the kitchen are hard at work preparing the orders and sending them out.

Delivery drivers like Ramo, who's been working at the pizzeria for fifteen years, welcome the blistery weather.

"It's really fun, I like to drive in snow like this, I'm not scared."

For Ramo, driving around the city is a nice change of pace.

"I was cooking before and this is more fun. Every day is a little bit different."

It's also a chance for some alone time.

"I listen to a lot of Bob Matthews' shows, I don't have time to call him but I always listen to him, the sports shows pretty much."

Except this time, Ramo had a camera crew with him.

But believe it or not, many drivers like Ramo go from house to house without receiving a tip. And on a night like this, a little something extra goes a long way.

"I'd like to be home, but at the same time I have to make money for my family. I'm married, I have two kids, I have to support them, weather like this is a chance to make more money so it's good."

But as the night went on, our presence seemed to tilt the odds in his favor, and left him with a little jump in his step.

"There's a lot of nice people out there, especially when it's snowing like this."

Weather conditions continued to worsen as the night went on, but from the kitchen to the car, no one missed a beat.

"This is always different, you never know what's going to be on your next delivery."

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