PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In case you forgot, Friday is Valentine’s Day.
But the nasty weather means some added challenges when it comes to getting roses delivered to your sweetie.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Bear Spraying Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Pleads Not Guilty
While it appears love will win out in our area, industry experts say millions of deliveries in states hit hard by the winter storm could be in jeopardy.
In fact, FTD quit taking orders in areas affected by the storm.
Here in Pittsburgh, at Gidas Flowers in Oakland, they say orders aren’t in jeopardy, but deliveries are a little more challenging in the snow.
“Driving wasn’t that easy. The hills weren’t that fun. Parking wasn’t fun,” said Adrian Kasicky, a delivery driver.READ MORE: 1 Taken To Hospital After Uptown Pittsburgh Shooting
“It makes a huge difference,” said manager Jason Gidas. “For one, it makes deliveries run a lot slower because of the snow.”
Like many businesses, the extreme cold we’ve had this winter is costing them more money than usual. They have to double wrap deliveries and keep trucks running.
“We can’t leave a van without it running because the temperature will get too cold for the flowers, and they will freeze and die,” said manager Laurie Roorback.Pennsylvania Officials Recapture Nearly $800 Million In Unemployment Benefits From Fraudsters