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BLACK HAWK COUNTY (KWWL) - The most recent storm is the kind of storm that creates chaos -- the kind of weather that leaves semis in ditches, and people on their bottoms.

Any snowstorm is hectic for tow truck drivers. The most recent left more than 60 crashes in Black Hawk County alone.

"People doing 360's, people driving erratically," are just some of the problems tow driver Gwen Landin sees.

It's not too easy to see when the snow is making your view a white-out.

And the giant hills piled up in parking lots? They're so big you can't see over them.

"I don't go around them, I just usually go over (there)," says Christian Gray.

He works at a business close to one of those giant snow piles.

"I've had a couple close calls already," says Gray.

And first responders know all about close calls.

"At the end of the day, I'm very tired," says Iowa State Trooper Dave Goreham.

Tired and weary -- because they know Old Man Winter isn't done with us yet.

"I never look forward to it," says Goreham. "But I just have to take it as it comes."

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