SALISBURY - February 14, Valentine's Day, the day of love and cards, chocolates, and flowers, but this particular Valentine's Day is proving to be a challenge for some local businesses, particularly local florists who have to hit those streets on Friday.
Chad Giles was making deliveries for Harrison's Florists, but was finding some of the streets nearly impassable.
Back at the shop owner David Harrison describes today as...
"The most unusual Valentine's I've ever experienced," Harrison told WBTV. "I've been doing it for 39 years, and every Valentine's I'm surprised at the volume of business, but usually the weather is sort of in the background as far as being a threat, this was the worst."
A magician of note, Glen Yost decided the elements would cast no spell over him today. He drove to Harrison's to pick up flowers for his wife and mother in law.
"I am risking my life driving on the terrible streets so that my wife gets roses for Valentine's Day," Yost said . "There's nothing I wouldn't do to make her happy."
Back on the streets of Spencer, Giles was trying to make it to a house on Charles Street, but found his way temporarily blocked by a plow. After a few minutes he was able to make it into the driveway.
"Terrible, treacherous," is how Giles described some streets he traversed on Friday. "I've 3 or 4 big deliveries, I guess I'll be going around the town or the county two or three times."
But it wasn't just tough for florists. Some new businesses that depend on seasonal sales found themselves fighting for survival.