MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Many communities north of the Twin Cities dealt with up to nine inches snow Tuesday, but the scene was a little less intense in the metro.

The flakes that fell in the evening — and were expected to fall overnight — weren’t part of the biggest storm the Twin Cities has seen this season, but the snow was substantial nonetheless. And while some people benefit from the late winter blast, others, at this point, barely even notice it.

Jeff Reding, AKA “the doctor,” fixes snowblowers, and he said he’s fixed more machines this winter than ever before.

“It’s just been outrageous,” he said.

On Tuesday, he was revving up for more business as the metro received a couple more inches of fresh snow.

But others in the metro had their sights set on spring, which begins on Thursday.

“[The snow is] not going to build up much anymore,” said Damon Schweitzer of Minneapolis. “That’s my story, I’m sticking to it.”

That’s the same attitude Minneapolis Public Works has, since this storm will be followed by above-freezing temps on Wednesday.

“Right now, to be honest with you, I’d like to see summer come,” Reding added.

However, he did say that if more snow means more business, he’ll take it.

MnDOT says they staffed extra employees Tuesday night, and plows will be out.


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