Spring Rain, Snow Has Metro Residents Fed Up

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There are just two days left in April, and we are still seeing snow after a few days of consistent rainfall throughout the Twin Cities.

But it’s nothing compared to what happened almost one year ago. It was May 2, 2013 when we got dumped on and 15 inches of snow fell in Owatonna. People we talked on Tuesday remember snow in May and certainly hope that’s not the case this year.

Rain that had been falling for the better part of two days turned to snow Tuesday morning over most of the Twin Cities metro. It could have been a lot worse, like what we saw last year in May.

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation said they didn’t bother with treating the roads with any chemicals or salt because most of what hit the ground didn’t stick. But officials said it’s still a good idea to slow down on the roads with all the rain we’ve had.

Jason DeRusha Captures Late April Snow On Nicollet Mall

But we did talk to a lot of people who have really had enough of this winter, and they mean it this time.

“I’m not happy, that about sums it up. I’m wishing it was summer already,” said Bob Murphy of Brooklyn Park.

“This has just been a weird whole year. Our summer was icky, our winter was way too long and it’s still way too long,” said Julie Carpenter.

But the cold, wet weather hasn’t slow down any major road construction projects , according to MnDOT. Workers, just like the rest of us, are just hoping we don’t see any May snow.

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