Will Missoula Feel the Pain of Montana Snowplow Driver Shortage?

I’m not sure I’ve ever thought twice about what goes into keeping the roads cleared when the winter weather hits. It’s just always been that it snows, the plows come through, and the roads are good enough to travel. But, as we wait for the first real snow of the season it’ll be interesting to see if Missoula is affected by a snowplow driver shortage that appears to be happening nationwide.

Where are all the workers?

It seems like every industry has been affected by a worker shortage lately. And we’ve really seen it locally with restaurants around Missoula. Just last night, I tried to order pizza using the app on my phone and had multiple items in my cart as I was getting ready to checkout. All of a sudden it kicked me out and said service wasn’t available from the store. I tried unsuccessfully to complete my order again before I ended up calling to just place an order over the phone. The person that answered told me they had to shut down online orders because they were shorthanded and overwhelmed. And even if I wanted to place an order for pickup it would be about almost two hours!

Apparently, the

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