HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Despite a lack of snow this season and a record-high temperature on Wednesday, Holland's snow-melt system is still running.
WZZM 13 is getting reaction from some downtown business owners who help pay for the snow-melt service even when it's not needed.
In downtown Holland this time of year, it's what you don't see above ground that's the big payoff from the city's underground snow-melt system.
"The streets are clear," said Maribeth Van Zalen, co-owner of JB and Me. "It's really something we pay for in the long run and it's so worth it."
But in the short-term, as in this season so far, there hasn't been much of a need.
"It definitely hasn't been put to use this year at all; I don't think we've gotten enough snow to actually have it work," said Andrew Fris, manager of Fris.