It appears a 26-second clip on YouTube will get an Akron snow plow driver in trouble, after the plow was caught on video plowing a street without any snow.
The video was shot on Sunday by John Fankhauser from his home on Woodward Avenue in North Hill. The driver's plow is hitting the street as it zips by.
Akron Service Director John Moore says he met with the employee following the incident, and was told there was no excuse for his actions. Moore was also deeply disappointed upon seeing the footage.
Moore adds the employee is entitled to a meeting with a union rep before any discipline is handed out, and he also didn't even know if the worker belonged to a union.
Moore also noted the employee has never had any kind of reprimand before in their career. As for the plow, the blade can be damaged if it hits the street without any snow, causing about $200 damage.
Fankhauser points out the potential waste of gasoline and other expenses, paid for with taxpayer dollars, in the video.
Moore adds the drivers are told to hit the secondary roads during their 12-hour shift. At the time of the video, the workers was nearing the end of the shift. He also points out even though the road is clear of any snow, they can develop ice patches in the catch basins, which the plows can hit with salt.