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Workers Clearing Snow From Linc Before Playoff Game

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SkyFOX was over Lincoln Financial Field on Friday where it was an all-hands-on-deck situation to get the field and the stands cleared of snow for Saturday's big playoff game.

FOX 29's Jennifer Joyce reported there was nothing stopping workers from getting the job done!

Shovel-dump-push-plow was a system set on repeat. The workers powered on through late Friday night to make sure the Linc is ready for game day.

"We want to get all the snow out so fans can come cheer on the Eagles," VP of Facility Operations Jason Miller said.

According to officials at the Linc, roughly 600 people were contracted to help remove the snow from the stands, the field and the parking lots.

Each section of the stadium was assigned to a group of workers, who have a stadium snow removal system down to a science.

Miller described the process by saying, "Shovel into the black chute, black chutes then bring the snow down to the field, and the front-end loaders pick it up and take out dump into the lot."

Down on the field, the plows are powered in high gear, scooping snow off of a tarp that was laid out last night and will remain down until Saturday morning because of lingering snow drifts.

The stadium shovelers could be out working in the cold until midnight to get the job done. It's a sacrifice they're willing to make to see the birds score a victory Saturday night.

When one of them was asked why they were out there, he answered, "Because were crazy, Eagles fans!"

The Eagles' organization says it supplied the workers with hats, gloves, heat warmers, lunch and breaks throughout the day.

Despite spending hours outside in the frosty air, many of these workers didn't seem bothered.

One man, asked how many layers he had on said "two."

"That's it," Joyce asked.

"Just two," he answered.

Elsewhere, people like Jim Dalessandro, of South Philadelphia, were out working their shovels and snow blowers to clear their neighborhoods.

"It's not that cold," Dalessandro said. "Well, I've got a few layers on."

"The city plows everywhere, but here we do it ourselves," said Ralph Polito, also of South Philadelphia.

While some children used the snow day to have a little fun, streets that were still snow-covered and sloppy, like Penrose Avenue, were anything but fun for drivers.

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