MnDOT Reminds Motorists About Winter Driving

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s time for Minnesota motorists to remember their safe winter driving skills.

With snow forecast for parts of Minnesota this weekend, MnDOT is urging drivers to be patient and drive according to road conditions.

Motorists are reminded to give snowplows plenty of room. MnDOT says motorists should stay back at least five car lengths behind the plow.

In Minneapolis, city street crews are on standby to clear snow. The Department of Public Works has been converting many of its heavy vehicles from fall to winter use.

Minneapolis has more than 1,500 miles of streets, parkways and alleys that would need plowing if it snows.

St. Paul officials are reminding residents they are required to shovel their sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowfall.

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  1. Matt says:

    I just have a feeling someone is going to hit me on the way to work this year. idiots don’t know how to drive when there isn’t snow on the ground

  2. MD says:

    how about a lesson on how to properly merge? I love it when people come to a dead stop to merge a mile before they have to. I will admit, I honk at them, but I don’t think they get it

    1. Mad Max says:

      I agree, we can pay for that new stadium in no time by ticketing tailgaters. I shake my head every time I see three, or four cars trying to merge at the same time with barely ten feet between them. The other thing I notice are the cars tailgating, and not allowing other cars to merge.

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