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Jennifer's Heroes: Brian Seal

By: Jennifer Black Email
By: Jennifer Black Email

February 11, 2010

Brian Seal has a full-time job working for his father's remodeling business, but with all the snow this winter, he may as well add another: official Sealsville Road snow plower. Locals can always rely on Seal to help shovel them out.

Seal has been putting the plow to the pavement for his neighbors in Crozet for many, many years, but says he can't remember seeing snow like this since he was a child.

"I can remember seeing snow drifts up on the widows there at my parents' [house], but I was probably about 10-years-old, so it was a right long time," said Seal.

As the years rolled by, he's has learned a few tricks of the trade to ease the burden of shoveling so much snow.

"Don't let it accumulate all at once... it's a little bit easier to get rid of," said Seal.

However, the 2009-2010 winter has presented a new challenge for Brian: shoveling the snow faster than it falls. The snow's been so hard to move that Seal has been relegated to doing the job in layers.

"This snow has been extremely heavy, and so deep it's so hard to really get rid of it. So, I'm having to really move it around put it in piles with the tractor, then I take the backhoe and shovel the mounds back," he said.

Brian's uncle, Paul, even pulls out his 1964 tractor to help with the workload. And in case you were wondering, Sealsville Road is not just a clever name.

"My parents live there. I've got several uncles, my brother lives a couple fields back, my grandmother, my aunt, and another uncle behind me," said Brian.

In fact, all but three of the twelve families living on Sealsville Road are related. However, residents get the family treatment from Brian, regardless of blood relation.

Family of friend, Brian Seal says he's happy to help.


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