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Car dealerships face task of cleaning hundreds of cars after snowfall

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Cleaning up after a snowstorm is not always fun and if you work in a car dealership, the task is even harder. YNN's Madeleine Rivera tells us why.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- "We don't sign up for this. But it's part of the job," said Tyson Mannix, sales manager at Destination Nissan in Albany.

Every winter, after getting hit with a load of snow, car dealership employees face the task of cleaning cars. At Destination Nissan, they have to clean more than 400 cars.

"Well, typically, we key all the vehicles up, move them in one portion of the lot, clean that section off, then clean the vehicles off," said Mannix.

The entire process takes about ten hours. And it's not without some slip-ups.

"It's very common with so many people working with keys and cars that a set gets dropped in the snow," said Mannix.

The job isn't easy. The conditions are hard with freezing temperatures, biting wind and thick snow icing these cars. But these workers also multi-task. After all, their job is to make sales and a snowstorm can slow them down.

"Some people want to stay in. They don't want to go outdoors. Some people don't want to drive a vehicle they're uncomfortable with on road conditions," said Mannix.

But, as Mannix said, it's all part of the job. And Alan Diamond, who's been in the car dealership business for more than 20 years, has some advice.

"Get a grey hat, dress very warm and when you come in, it'd be nice if you can sell a car on the way to brushing off a car," said Diamond.

Mannix says it took them two days to clean up after Wednesday's storm. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP