WATCH: Reporter has a close encounter with a snow plow
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 6:57 PM -
Reporter Steve Keeley was covering the U.S. east coast snow storm in New Jersey when he had a close encounter with a snow plow.
In the video, Keeley is completely floored by a wall of snow.
He says he was standing about 20 feet from the side of the road during the incident, demonstrating just how far a fast-moving plow can throw snow.
Thankfully, Steve was fine and in good spirits:
Thanks for all well wishes it just looks like it hurt but didn't at all so it's cool to have a good laugh on us @fox29philly— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) March 3, 2014
My partner Greg Gilroy got it worse hit direct in chest but also unfazed. Woke him up after long drive from Long Island @fox29philly— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) March 3, 2014
The snowplow vs. reporter showdown has gone viral on YouTube. Dozens of videos of the incident have popped up, amassing nearly 100,000 views in 24 hours.
It has been a brutal winter in both Canada and the U.S.: According to Keeley, he has reported on 15 snow storms this winter alone.
This latest wave of snow has blanketed the north-eastern U.S., forcing some government offices to close for the third time this winter.
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