It wasn’t so much the amount of snow covering metro roadways Friday morning – but the timing of it. The storm that moved across Minnesota overnight spared the metro from the heaviest amounts.
The signs are often changing: Is it worth 75 cents to jump in the carpool lane? Would you pay $3? $4?
A winter storm that is causing huge problems across the Midwest moved into Minnesota Thursday night.
There is nothing lovely about this Valentine’s Day for the folks who plow and patrol the roads, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, nor the week leading up to it.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol are closing highways in western Minnesota due to hazardous road conditions.
It’s among the oldest stretches of interstate in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and at 124,000 vehicles traveling the beltway each day, Interstate 694 is also among the area’s most heavily traveled.
Wind gusts and blowing snow in west central Minnesota has the Minnesota Department of Transportation urging drivers to slow down and use their headlights.
Southbound I-35 has been closed from Exit 11 near Albert Lea to the Iowa border due to multiple accidents, and the request of the Iowa Department of Transportation.
Let’s hope the roads are better after Wednesday night’s snowstorm than they were after the last one.
The Department of Transportation (MnDOT) says the rain that fell early Saturday might have washed away the chemicals used to pre-treat Minnesota roads against ice.
MnDOT officials say they are ready for the freezing rain and two to four inches of snow expected to fall between Friday night and late Saturday in the metro area. They want drivers to be prepared for the conditions by practicing safe winter driving habits.
Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation say that bumpy “wash board” effect on metro roads is caused by a number of factors.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to drive with extreme caution as they hit the roads for the Monday morning commute.
At least this time the Metrodome roof stayed up. A slow-moving storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Upper Midwest, making roads treacherous or impassable and leading to at least one fatal crash.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports difficult driving conditions across much of the southern two-thirds of the state, with no travel advised in the Willmar area of west-central Minnesota.
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