Nathanael Caplinger of Amherst, Virginia used a flamethrower to melt away the snow from his driveway after a troublesome snowstorm. According to WRIC ABC 8News, public safety officials in the Amherst area said that “while Caplinger’s method worked, it may not be for everybody”.
Caplinger told ABC affiliate WSET that he hates shoveling snow. So, after reading an ad in a magazine about a blowtorch, which advertised its usefulness in clearing snow, he decided to try it out. He bought one after researching the state and local laws and consulting with local officials.
Fired up about snow removal. pic.twitter.com/fOrhVohCvE
— Will Stafford (@wx_will) January 18, 2018